Since starting practice representing refugees in the mid-1990s, Simon Laurent has developed a strong reputation as a leader in the Immigration field. He has chaired and presented seminars for both lawyers and immigration advisers, and has been called upon to provide industry comment for the media.
For several years Simon sat on the Council of the Auckland District Law Society and convened the Society's Immigration and Refugee Committee in 2006 and 2007. He was Committee Chair in 2014. From 2010 to 2012 he was Chairman of the New Zealand Association of Migration and Investment. He was later honoured with Life Membership for services to NZAMI.
"I am strongly motivated to maintain high ethical and professional standards as a lawyer. It’s good for business. I am always looking for ways to deliver a better, more efficient and successful outcome for every client that comes through our doors. Although we have invested heavily in technology to multiply the effectiveness of our time, this cannot replace the need to think skillfully and communicate with our clients."