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Malvina Hagedorn

Special Counsel

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications), Master of Public and International Law

  • Not-for-Profit
  • Immigration & Refugee Law
  • Public Law
  • Government Law
  • Pro Bono

Malvina has over ten years of experience specialising in immigration and refugee law. She acts for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in a range of matters including visa applications and cancellations, judicial review, and citizenship. Malvina also has extensive experience in developing and presenting community legal education seminars on refugee and migration matters.


  • Representing people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants at the primary and appeal stages of the visa application process

  • Acting for applicants in the Federal Circuit Court for migration related judicial review matters

  • Representing applicants in citizenship and visa cancellation matters

  • Developing and delivering community legal education seminars on a range of refugee and immigration law issues

  • Coordinating refugee and immigration legal advice services and specialist legal clinics

  • Part of the legal team behind the successful M70/M106 High Court challenge to the legality of the Government’s proposal to process asylum seekers offshore


  • Member, Victorian Women Lawyers

  • Member, Liberty Victoria

  • Member, Refugee Law Reform Committee, Law Institute

  • Member, Russell Kennedy Pro Bono Committee

  • Joint recipient of the 2011 LIV President’s Honorary Award