Dear Phillip, Neeta and Team, I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your organisation for helping us achieve a milestone in our life’s journey… Our Australian citizenship! Hooray! We started this expedition in your offices in Rosebank, South Africa. I still recall the first meeting with Neeta in the boardroom and Phillip on Skype. It was so professional and from the beginning we always knew that we were in good hands. I don’t even know why we chose your add on Google but I truly believe that it was God who delivered you to us because most would have said: “Too hard, you don’t have a chance.” Neeta worked tirelessly over months to prepare our case for the Skilled Visa and I still have the application pack – it’s stamped 11 Nov 2009. We all know the story; Australia’s immigration laws changed mid-application and we were stuck in the abyss for a few years and then miraculously we got a call from your office and within months (with more guidance and hard work from your team) we got the prized email and were on a flight to OZ to start our new life. Fast forward 6 years and many ups and downs… We are celebrating because a few weeks ago, we took our pledge and are now officially Australian citizens!! It’s been a comfort having you by our side for these, almost 12 years. Even when we moved to Australia, Phillip was the only contact on my phone, lol, we knew no one. I’ve referred many friends and family to your organisation and I always speak so highly of you because I won’t forget how kind and courteous you’ve all been to me and my family over this time. Even now with Hafizah helping my mom, we always have so many emails and calls to your offices, I sometimes feel embarrassed by the annoying questions we ask but your team is so helpful and never give a rude or abrupt answer, what a pleasure. Emigration is such an emotional process but the personal attention and care that you all give to each case is priceless. I wish you every success in the future and may your business grow because of the wonderful people you are. Sincerely,
Dear Phillip Your advice guided us through a very difficult time where we had to make life changing decisions. Your experience and knowledge about immigration and law helped us to make informed decisions. Your friendly approach helped us to feel a bit more at ease and you were always willing and available via Skype and WhatsApp, even after hours. Your understanding of both South Africa and Australia also made us feel that you understand our situation and our desperate needs to carry on, although we had a lot of red flags and odds against us, you encouraged us to make the right decision, even when it was the harder option with lots of challenges but you helped us to keep our minds focused and be positive. Thanks for being the honest, understanding and caring person that you are.
Phillip Silver engaged with insight and integrity to help us settle a complex legal case in Australia that involved parties on three continents. He always responded timeously, listened and was mindful of costs versus rewards and correctly advised us when to fight and when to settle. Phillip was approachable and responded within agreed timeframes. We felt he took a holistic view of our situation. He took the time to listen to our emotion and the ambivalence in our situation which was relevant to decision making. He was not swayed by our sentiment but rather took this into consideration of our happiness with the long term outcome. We felt that we could trust Phillip's input partly because he did not necessarily agree with us but honestly advised of his perspectives and educated us of our options and the most likely outcomes. Phillip researched any legal questions we posed beyond the normal realm and his counsel was intelligent and to the point. Phillip consistently acted in our best interests and we would not hesitate to use his services again.
My mom passed away on the 20 May 2009. She left a very small estate in South Africa. The insurance company and Bank required an Executor to be appointed in South Africa. I had tried for 18 months to try and appoint somebody in South Africa to assist me. I hit a brick wall after brick wall. I sent out a plea on a South African Group and Phillip contacted me and agreed to take on my case. Phillip and his colleagues have performed miracles! I find the concept of having a legal practice in Sydney as well as South Africa is a brilliant idea and works extremely well. I highly recommended Phillip for any legal matter, he is very approachable, efficient and knowledgeable on South African law as well as Australian.
“Words cannot express how tremendously grateful I am to Phillip Silver for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging times in my life. While coming highly-recommended to me by an honorable friend of mine, Mr. Silver’s level of expertise and professionalism surpassed even my greatest expectations. Aside from his obvious skill and remarkable success rate, Phillip Silver is genuinely committed to his clients. Regardless of the time or the importance of my matter, every phone call and email was promptly and personally returned. With each circumstance that arose, Phillip gave practical advice and supplied necessary information to allow me to make my own informed decisions. He guided me through the daunting visa process, yet never lost his patience despite my frequent and overwhelming inquiries. He provided a support system and served as a mentor, exceeding the scope of what lawyers today are expected to do. Simply put, lawyers like Phillip Silver are truly and exceptionally rare. Though it goes without saying, I would never hesitate to use or refer his outstanding services in the future. Thank you Phillip.” Nigora Karimova 14.05.2015
The BIGGEST thank you to Phillip and his team for helping us with not one but TWO successful visa applications!! We hired Phillip Silver and Associates after we were denied the first tourist visa we applied for. All we wanted was for Tunji to come to Australia and meet Alison’s friends and family as they’d heard so much about him. Phillip was amazing and guided us through all of our options and then helped us put together our application for the Prospective Marriage Visa.
A very special thank you for all the wonderful help you gave me over the past few months to obtain my Parent Visa. This has allowed me to become “Granny Kangaroo” to my 4 grandchildren. Family are so important in one’s life especially as a granny and I appreciate all the knowledge, courtesy and encouragement you have shown getting me through the process in such a short period of time.
You will be known in our family as “Phillip the Fantastic” from now on. A very special thank you for your hard work and dedication to getting the visa on time even though things were extremely tight time wise.
From meeting Phillip in Johannesburg South Africa, up until the granting of our visas, Phillip has guided, directed, liased and led us through the process smoothly and quickly. It has taken exactly four months for our visas to be granted from the date of initial application, and that after people telling us that it could take anything from 18 months to two years. Having offices both in Johannesburg and Sydney is a big plus in our opinion.