Our Serviceshand

Casework Service

Our free and confidential legal services include:

• face to face, social media or telephone advice, regarding refugee, asylum seeker and/or humanitarian entrant related issues;
• casework assistance, such as, but not limited to:
• helping you with your visa application;
• accompanying you to your interview with the Department of Home Affairs;
• preparing and advocating for you before the Immigration Assessment Authority
or Administrative Appeals Tribunal;
• preparing and representing you in your Judicial Review before the Federal Circuit Court; and
• assisting you with your Ministerial Intervention Request.

This is run out of Nigel Mallet House located at:

Level 1, 319 Liverpool Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6169 9473

Information about our team is provided below:

Tui Savu
Principle Lawyer / Migration Agent

Tui is originally from Fiji and married to Helen of Devonport, Tasmania and they have 4 children. Tui’s been practicing law for over 25 years, across the Australian Continent, Fiji and the Solomon Islands with RAMSI, as Défense Counsel attached to the Public Solicitors Office in Honiara. Tui comes with extensive legal experience and knowledge, having worked both in the private and not-for -profit sectors, covering a wide range of legal disciplines, so he’s able to provide clients with a holistic approach to their legal problems. Tui also has extensive court experience as a Barrister, having conducted District Court Jury Trials and Appeals before Court of Appeals,  so he’s more than capable of representing clients before the AAT and Federal Circuit Court, as and when required. Tui also has a Masters degree in Dispute Resolution and is very experienced in mediation and negotiation and always striving for win-win outcomes.

Donna Woodleigh

Donna is a lawyer who has been working at the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service since June 2018.  She has previous experience in State Government, and in the not-for-profit sector as both a lawyer and mediator.

Donna enjoys working with the migrant community and is pleased to return to her heart space of working in the not-for-profit sector. She is a passionate Tasmanian who cares deeply about human rights and social justice issues.  Donna also has an Honours degree on the topic of Australia’s commitment to international human rights law.

Donna has undertaken study and vocational exchanges overseas to support her commitment to global citizenship. Donna also volunteers for Red Cross, the Hobart Human Library, the local school community and is an active mum of four. 


You can book an appointment with one of the three agencies listed above, or by e-mailing or filling in the application form.

Tui Savu and Donna Woodleigh at the TRLS 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
held in December 2018. Picture by Karen Brown Photography