Professional advice, delivered personally.

Let us guide you

We have an established history of providing clients with independent and trusted legal advice.

Tamsin Johnston

Managing Director

Shanil Nanayakkara


Shamili Kugathas

Senior Associate

Annabelle Craft


Maya Nanayakkara

Special Counsel

Kritima Singla


Based in the

heart of Sydney

Located at the historic Bank of New South

Wales building in the Sydney CBD, we assist

clients across Australia and around the world.

How can

we help?

We have an established history of providing clients with independent and trusted legal advice.

Corporate and Commercial Law

We help you to set up,

structure and grow your company, all the way to listing on the stock exchange.



We help employers and employees with employment contracts, workplace policies

and dispute resolution.



We help companies to sponsor skilled foreign staff, and help individuals and families migrate to Australia.

Commercial & Civil Litigation

We can represent you at every Court in Australia, the Fair Work Commission, the AAT and the IAA.



We can help you to buy, sell or lease residential or commercial property.

Wills &


We can help you to draft wills, powers of attorney, and assist with obtaining grant of probate.

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I have worked with APL as the general legal counsel... including support for corporate, property and industrial matters. Highly recommend for honest and realistic advice.

David Keegan

Chief Executive Officer

HOST International

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I have been working with APL... and cannot recommend them highly enough. Shamili is always there to respond to my calls and emails. I have enjoyed working with the team and I know they truly care about their clients.

Heidi Triegaardt

ER & HR Ops Manager

Tesserent Limited

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I have worked with Shanil and the team at APL for over 7 years for our legal and immigration requirements. I cannot fault their service and integrity and I vouch 100 % for the value they can provide.

Jacob Lyngsø

Regional Manager ANZ

Actona Company A/S

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Shamili and Shanil were some of the best advisors I've worked with. Their advice and analysis of the skilled migration route into Australia were excellent and extremely thorough. They went above and beyond to help me with advice that was not only curated for my specific purpose but also very personable.

Aarti Amalean

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I have worked with Shanil, Tamsin, Shamili and Kaz consistently in a professional capacity for over 4 years. In my experience, their professionalism, integrity and empathy for clients is unmatched.

I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Greg Schipp

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Tamsin and her team have been nothing but exceptional when it came to obtaining my 485 graduate visa. The entire process was handled quite professionally and in a timely manner. After only a day of lodging the application, my visa was granted hassle free.

Natasha Karunaratne

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Tamsin and Shanil recently undertook the conveyancing for our home. They were outstanding as usual and went to the greatest lengths to ensure we were kept informed and that settlement occurred on time. I highly recommend their services!

Watna Mori

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I have worked with Shanil and Tamsin a few times now and the experience has been great. They are extremely knowledgeable, walk you through each stage & are able to think very fast on their feet.

Shanik Lokuge

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They guided us through the process for purchasing our own home, helped us dissect the contract and all requirements, and took their time to ensure we were comfortable every step of the way.

Sarah El Gamal

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When I contact them for the first time, they already made me feel like I've been their customer for a long time. Their pricing was fair and with no hidden agenda or costs. If you need Legal Representation for anything in you business or life then I highly recommend APL as your legal team.

Maddy Azcoma

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A great team of wonderful people who aren’t just good at what they do, they also truely care for the person they’re helping. Good caring person focused service.

I can’t recommend them enough.

Chris Burgess

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Shanil and the team at Australian Presence Legal helped me beyond my expectations. They were empathic to my situation and showed a genuine concern for my well being. The advice they gave me allowed my matter to be resolved with an exceptional result.

Helen Dalton

How can

we help?

Contact us and let us know.


+61 2 8039 9688


Level 1, 341 George Street, Sydney