Respectful, responsible and responsive: that's my mantra.
Born in England, I immigrated to Canada when I was a child. I speak Cantonese and English. In 1994, I graduated from the University of Toronto (Erindale College) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Industrial Relations, and Professional Writing. In 1999, I graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Laws degree. In 2001, I was called to the Bar of Ontario. After 3 years of personal injury practice, I found my true calling in Canadian immigration law.
I am a member of the Law Society of Ontario and Mississauga Law Chambers. I am happy to be a coach and an advisor with the Law Society's Coach and Advisor Network (CAN) . I am proud to sponsor the American Women's Club of Southern Ontario (AWCO).
I understand the challenges of individuals and families who face increasingly complex processes and requirements to seek opportunities and achieve their goals in Canada.
My mission is to reunite families in Canada, prevent deportation, present all relevant evidence, ensure fairness in proceedings and fearlessly advocate in the best interests of clients.
Life is complex and people are busy; I take my job seriously because the work I do affects present and future generations.
Paul Fox Award, University of Toronto Mississauga: 2008
Arbor Award, University of Toronto: 2007
J.W. Whiteside Award, University of Windsor: 1999
Canadian Mental Health Association
University of Toronto
American Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
The Centre for Education & Training
Indus Community Services
Immigration Learning & Information Centre
American Women's Club of Southern Ontario
Global Lawyers Canada: Women in Law
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
I practise law with ethics, and integrity.
I am responsive to your phone calls, texts, emails, and direct messages.
I treat you with respect, dignity, and civility.
I am proactive in taking steps to manage matters efficiently.
I explain options and potential outcomes to you based on your evidence.
I protect your personal and confidential information.
I keep you informed regularly of significant steps.
I advise you throughout the immigration journey to Canada.
I serve a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds, beliefs and abilities, and value every client relationship. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of my experience. I approach every client with a focus on integrity, thoroughness and understanding.
I offer thorough, fearless and ethical representation.
I provide smart, sensible and practical legal solutions on how to immigrate to Canada and/or remain in Canada.
I know how to navigate through changing regulations, procedures and guidelines of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, and the Federal Court.