Founder & Director
Randhir Amoganathan is the founder and principal of Obvia Legal.
Randhir completed his Law degree in 1992 at Keele University in the United Kingdom, a MBA in 1993 and an MSC (Econs) from the London School of Economics in 1994. He then worked specialising in software contracts management in the United Kingdom, and as In-House Legal Counsel in Singapore. Migrating to Australia in 2008, he re-qualified in Australia, and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the High Court of Australia and the High Court of New Zealand. In 2015, he further became a Registered Migration Agent and founded Obvia Migration Service. In 2018, he founded Obvia Legal to further provide legal services in commercial and contracts, wills & estates, as well as migration & citizenship.
Randhir’s experience in a wide range of industries, ranging from IT to commercial and legal practice – in Australia, the United Kingdom and Singapore – have provided him with an broader understanding on the range of issues and disputes that confront his clients in their legal challenges, and is able to tailor a practical approach that satisfies the client’s needs in a timely manner. Randhir’s “can-do” attitude and his desire to achieve the best result for his clients are central to his own personal ethos.
For legal services: We charge the fee by arrangement with you. We start the services when you accept and sign a Cost Agreement for the services to be provided. Often we will invoice you after the services have been performed.
For migration and visa services: We usually charge a fee upfront, to be held in a migration trust account until the fee is due and liable. In some circumstances, we charge our fee in installments, and then proceed to the next stage of the application process only when our client clears the invoice raised. If so, we will request 50% of the fees to commence your application process and the balance prior to submission/lodging your decision ready application to the DHA. These fees do not include third party costs such as Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Visa Application Charges, Skill Assessments, IELTs, Medicals, etc.
Reasonable Fees: Obvia Legal offers very reasonable fees for our professional services. The Australian government website lists a range of fees charged by Registered Migration Agents. Our fees are often at the lower end of the fee range listed. This is because we keep overheads at a minimum and pass the savings onto our clients, thereby offering you excellent value for money.
Refund Policy: If for whatever reason your legal case, skill assessment or migration application has been rejected, we do not, as a policy, refund the fees already invoiced or paid for the services provided. Any fee paid to the skills assessment bodies or the Department of Home Affairs is also not refundable. Furthermore, to avoid further loss to you, we will not charge any further fees beyond the fees incurred.
Payment arrangements We recommend that payment be made using Electronic Transfer in $AUD.
1) Legal research including all relevant Australian Migration Law and Regulations;
2) All required Forms and Documents;
3) Documentation review and assessment;
4) Advice on Preparation, Completion and Lodgement of all Applications;
5) Preparation and lodgement of Sponsorship and/or Nomination applications;
6) Advice on obtaining and preparing relevant supporting documentation;
7) Preparation and lodgement of Skills Assessment;
8) Preparation and lodgement of a detailed submission to DHA;
9) Application Management and Follow-up;
10) Preparation of Client(s) for interview with DHA (if required);
11) Representation at Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and
12) Representation at Judicial Review Hearings.
Please visit our page on Assistance. This includes information about the job market in Australia, finding accommodation, finding appropriate courses for students or tradespersons, obtaining legal or accounting services, including obtaining your tax file number, applying for driver's license, etc. The aim of these services is to make your initial period of settlement in Australia as smooth as possible.