Principal Lawyer

Christian is admitted to practice as barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia and in the High Court of Australia. Christian is an engaging and highly effective lawyer committed to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients through vigorous, pragmatic and strategic legal work. Christian is strongly focused on negotiated outcomes, when possible, to avoid costly and protracted legal proceedings. Prior to establishing Cifuentes Lawyers in 2015, Christian worked at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia and as a Family Mediator with the Australian Relationship Centre.

Christian's academic qualifications include a Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice from Flinders University, and a Master of International Law completed with the Australian National University. Christian speaks Spanish fluently and provides legal services in this language if needed.

Contact Christian via email on christian@cifuenteslaw.com.au

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Migration Consultant

Migration Agent MARN 1801570

Mariana is a highly experienced Migration agent able to provide quality advice on a range of Australian visas including skills, business, partner, parent, humanitarian, global talent and student visas among others.  Mariana can assist you with appeals in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in respect to visa refusals, cancellation and revocations as well as preparing briefs for applications for Judicial Review in the Federal Court of Australia. Mariana is also able to provide tailored advice in respect of Citizenship applications and refusals. Mariana has a particular interest in complex matters relating to visa cancellations, withdrawal of citizenship approvals, protection visas, Schedule 3 and Health waivers, family violence (partner visas) and PIC 4020 bogus documents/misleading information.

Mariana holds a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Practice from the Australian National University, as well as a Bachelor and Master Degree in International Studies from the University of South Australia. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice with Adelaide University. She is a Member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and a member of the Migration Club of South Australia. Mariana speaks fluent Spanish and is happy to provide assistance in this language if required. Mariana can be reached on 83113 1348 or via email mariana@cifuenteslaw.com.au



Jasmine joined Cifuentes Lawyers in September 2020 while undertaking the Practical Legal Training (PLT) component of her Bachelor of Law with the University of Adelaide.  


Jasmine is currently working as a paralegal and will commence legal practice with us when she is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in May 2021.


Jasmine is an extremely able, hard working and compete office administrator. Before joining Cifuentes Lawyers, she worked in the customer service industry where she excelled.  Jasmine performs a wide range of duties critical to assist our firm in providing the best possible service to our clients. 

In her spare time, Jasmine is devoted to sports including beach volleyball and aussie rules.

Contact Jasmine on 8311 13 49 or on jasmine@cifuenteslawyers.com.au