Briony Chen

ABOUT Briony Chen



At Tang Law, Briony provides immigration law advice and works directly under the Migration Law Partner. She prepares and lodges applications to the Department of Home Affairs, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Circuit Court of Australia. She has run trials in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Migration & Refugee and General Divisions) from commencement to decision.

She is experienced in dealing with complex immigration law matters, such as visa cancellations and refusals on character grounds, family violence special provisions, “genuine position” issues for employer-sponsored visa applications, and visa refusals due to failure to meet the fraud criterion.

She uses her skills as a former professional interpreter (Mandarin – English) to work with clients from non-English speaking backgrounds in a friendly, compassionate and attentive manner. Her fluency in Mandarin and English is a great asset to this firm and its clients.


  • BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB), Curtin University
  • MASTER OF ARTS (Translation and Interpreting) (MA), The University of New South Wales
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS (Translation and Interpreting) (BA), Tianjing University of Commerce China


  • BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, The Supreme Court of Western Australia


  • Finalist - Young Australian Migration Lawyer of The Year 2023, Law Council of Australia


  • NAATI Certified Interpreter between English and Mandarin at Professional Level
  • NAATI Certified Translator from English to Chinese at Professional Level
  • NAATI Certified Translator from Chinese to English at Professional Level


  • Primary: English
  • Secondary : Mandarin

I would like to thank you for your guidance, help and cooperation from the beginning till the end to bring me out of a complex immigration situation to a better position today. I consider myself lucky and grateful to have met an excellent lawyer like you and I hope that we will continue to have a good relationship. 

Thank you again!

Kind regards,


Heartfelt thanks to you, Tang Law and lawyer Briony💌who has a perfect combination of specialization and understanding, rationality and sensibility. 👍👍

Thanks to you for accompanying us through the stormy and dark moments and welcoming the success of the lawsuit and the light of a new life-on ——January 30, 2024, my son and I got a permanent residence visa. (Spouse visas 820&801 are obtained simultaneously). Congratulations🎉

W Zhou Feb 2024

Briony’s expertise and advice concerning matters regarding the department of Home affairs and application process proved invaluable in our case.

Carolines facilitation of communication between us and Briony was exceptional. Responding promptly to our enquiries and informing us of communications and requests from the department.

My partner and I found Briony to be professional and reassuring whenever we exchanged correspondence, or met with her in person or via Zoom. We would whole heartedly recommend Briony and her team at Tang Law.

Tom Garner April 2024