Australian Migration and Visa Specialists

Your journey to Australia starts here!


Through your personalised Eligibility Review, the best strategy is identified for you, giving you a clear understanding of your options and the process involved.


Your application is expertly managed by a team of Migration Lawyers who ensure that it is presented in the best light possible to the decision maker.


Under our expert guidance, we have a proven track record of achieving our clients’ ultimate goal of living in this wonderful country, Australia!

About KU Legal

KU Legal, formerly Kite Union Migration, offers professional, user-friendly advice to assist you to identify the most appropriate Australian visa option for you and your circumstances. Applications are prepared and lodged on your behalf and we represent you at the relevant authorities be it skills assessors or the Department of Home Affairs, navigating the complex, challenging and often changing areas of the law.

Experts in the Australian migration field; you are in safe hands.

All advice is provided by Australian Legal Practitioners, highly trained and experienced in assisting both individuals and businesses who require clear, constructive and practical guidance on their options.


KU Legal

Meet the team

Joanne Baldwin

Director and senior New South Wales qualified solicitor and previous Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 1281687)

Joanne was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2002 and practiced law in the UK for over 8 years, mainly as a Commercial Property solicitor, before moving to Australia in 2009.

Joanne started making people’s dreams come true in 2010! She officially became a New South Wales qualified lawyer and in 2012 and has been helping people to come and live and work in Australia ever since.

Deena Sher

Principal Solicitor and Migration Specialist

Deena was admitted as an attorney in South Africa in 2001 and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2005 where she practiced mainly as a Corporate/ Commercial Lawyer. In 2011 she moved to Australia where she focused on commercial/ property law following her admission as a lawyer in NSW in 2015.

Deena developed a keen interest in migration law and joined KU Legal in early 2021 where she has been assisting clients with their Australian visa requirements.

Christy Hungerford


Christy has a background in Business Administration, Legal Practice Management, and Pharmaceutical regulatory and compliance.

After being admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 2020 she joined KU Legal and is looking forward to assisting clients on their journey to obtaining an Australian visa.

Christy is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law.

Sarrah Taverner

Administrative Specialist

Sarrah finished Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Business Management in 2007 and has a strong background in Administration and Customer Service.

Sarrah has accrued work experience assisting clients across Australia since she started working for KU Legal in 2020. She enjoys working in high performing teams and providing excellent customer service.


Joanne is a fantastic migration agent, very knowledgeable and professional. Always available when called. All in all a very enjoyable experience, she makes the complex visa process a breeze, I would highly recommend.

James Brock

I came from Germany to live with my Australian partner here in Sydney and we applied for a partner visa with the help of Kite Union Migration.

The team at Kite Union gave us excellent advice and they made the whole visa process smooth and easy. They took care of everything for us and everything we needed to pass, they were right there beside us guiding us. Nothing was too much or too unreasonable to ask.

We had our Partner Visa granted in just one year!  Thank you so much Joanne and team, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Thilo Hirscheider

I can’t be thankful enough to Joanne and her team to help me for my permanent residency. Initially me and my partner were looking for the right visas online but it was kinda confused and too much to start with, later we got in touch with Joanne and she advised us the right visa to apply for.

KU Legal team helped us all through the application (we wouldn’t have done it ourselves because lots of information that needed to be filled correctly). Joanne make sure you’re upto date even after application been sent.

We’re so greatful that we chose KU Legal services. I would highly recommend to people who are looking for their visa solution KU Legal it is.

Preet Kaur

March 2023

Just a quick note your efforts have made an immediate and significant impact on my business – I really appreciate the dedication and professionalism of your team it made all the difference.

Rick Williams, Platform 24

September 2023

Kite Union Migration provided fantastic service, updates and information based on the Government requirements and all things needed to go through myself and my partners visa. They have help us and guided us through this process which has resulted in such a positive outcome with our visa approved ! We couldn’t be more happier with the service provided by Kite Union Migration. Thank you so much !

Isabella Ingegneri & Luigi Barbera

For over 20 years I have personally handled visa applications for our staff and overseas students with few problems and nothing that I couldn’t cope with myself.

Late last year and for the very first time in my experience, an application for a prospective staff member was declined and I was at a complete loss as to how to proceed. People were telling me that I should give up as moving forward with the application now would be extremely difficult and time consuming, and I do have a business to run.

My accountant was aware of the problem and suggested I engage a specialist solicitor. He subsequently introduced me to Joanne and the rest is history.

She was amazing – knowledgeable, diligent and very capable – and in a much shorter time than I could have hoped for, the visa application was successful.

I cannot recommend Joanne too highly, her expertise saved the day for me and my employee and while there is a cost involved, the expense has proved more than worthwhile and spared me many headaches.

Tomoko Barclay

February 2023

Almost 3 years ago my residency status was pretty rocky due to COVID. It was nerve racking to say the least but through KU Legal I was able to apply for my 820 and subsequently 801 PR visa. The service was excellent, attention to detail was meticulous and speaking with Joanne, I always felt at ease even during the most uncertain times of my application. Would definitely recommend the service if you want the peace of mind and the confident advice of a professional legal team!

Manal Abdulaleem

September 2023

Kite Union Migration was so helpful with a top class service from beginning to end!  I would highly recommend  them to anybody who likes working with the best!

Five Stars!!!

Charles Campbell

After we got married in India, I joined my husband, an Australian citizen, in Sydney, and got in touch with Joanne to apply for a partner visa on our behalf. From our first meeting with Joanne, her expertise shone through, and we knew without a doubt that we were in very safe hands. A little over a month later, all our documents were in order and Joanne had put in the application. The waiting period never felt overwhelming because we had all the help and support, we needed from Joanne and her team, through emails and calls. Recently, I was granted my PR and my partner, and I are over the moon! A big thank you, Joanne and team for all your amazing work. We are forever grateful.

Surichi Joshi & Sandeep Kanswal

I was successfully granted my Subclass 801 Permanent Residency Visa recently due to the support, dedication, and expertise of KU Legal. I knew that obtaining a partner visa could be a complex and challenging process. However, with their guidance and reassurance, I felt empowered and well-prepared at every step of the way. Their comprehensive knowledge of the immigration laws and regulations in Australia was evident, and they communicated these intricacies to me clearly making the entire process significantly smoother. Joanne and Christy displayed sensitive care for my situation and understood the importance of my application to stay in Australia.

Without hesitation, I would highly recommend KU Legal to anyone seeking assistance with their migration journey. They have undoubtedly proven themselves to be an exceptional and reliable Migrant Agent, and I am immensely thankful to them for guiding me along the way.

Sarah Neild

July 2023

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