Background, Legal Career
Simar is the Principal of Hermis & Associates. He is a Solicitor and a Registered Migration Agent and has quickly become one of the most sought-after immigration professionals in Sydney.
Simar arrived in Australia at the age of 7 after he and his family were granted refugee visas. He completed his primary and secondary education in western Sydney and went on to enrol in a combined Law and Communication degree at the University of Technology, Sydney.
After completing his law degree, Simar became an admitted solicitor and a registered migration agent and chose to focus on immigration law exclusively.
At the age of 24, he was promoted to a Partner at his previous firm and was responsible for the overall management of their head office. He became one of the youngest immigration lawyers in Australia to hold such a title and this was a reflection of the invaluable experience he gained during his studies.
Simar has a passion for solving complex immigration matters and has experience across all aspects of migration law. This means that Simar has become heavily involved in representing clients at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and advising clients on all forms of complex migration issues.
Simar’s first priority is to manage the expectations of his clients. This means he is honest regarding the prospects of success and ensures that clients completely understand what their application means. This includes providing his clients with a sound understanding of the requirements for the visa, estimated processing times and all associated fees. He likes to follow the rule that:
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Simar has now founded his own firm in 2018 and is joined by a fantastic support team which he has trained and guided. Find out about them here.
- University of Technology, Sydney
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Communication, Advertising) (BA)
- Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Solicitor, High Court of Australia
- Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 1464902)
- Member of the Migration Institute of Australia
- Member of the Migration Alliance Australia