M & G Lawyers & License Details

M & G Immigration and Study Abroad Consultants is an organization, working closely with a team of lawyers in Canada who are licensed within the province of Ontario and have special authorization to represent Quebec clients. We have been in the practice of immigration and study abroad consultancy for the past ten years. We are associated with Mathew & Gupta Barristers and Solicitors, a law firm based in Toronto, Canada. We are also associated with a Registered Migration Agent (MARA) from Australia to represent our clients that wish to migrate and settle in Australia.

Judy Mathew is a practicing lawyer in Canada and partner of the law firm, Mathew & Gupta,Barristers and Solicitors based in Toronto. She completed her Juris Doctoral (JD) degree in Law at the University of Toronto, through the National Committee on Accreditation. She also holds an L.L.B law degree from the Mahatma Gandhi University in India. As a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association, Judy is licensed to practice law within the province of Ontario. She also has special authorization from the Quebec Bar Association to practice immigration law in Quebec. Overall, Judy is an enthusiastic and a well versed lawyer with specialized knowledge and expertise in immigration law.

Arvin Ashley Gupta is a licensed lawyer in Ontario and partner of Mathew & Gupta Barristers
and Solicitors. He completed his Juris Doctoral Law degree in addition to a Masters in Criminology at the University of Toronto, where upon he began the practice of law in the areas of personal injury, real estate, and immigration. Arvin has appeared before several levels of court and tribunals, including conducting arbitrations, trials, and appeals. He is an incredibly well read person with in-depth knowledge of immigration law.

Over the past ten years M & G has built its trust with all of our applicants who have taken the
opportunity to avail our services. We are extremely glad that the majority of our clients are from
referrals. We specialize in all types of visa applications in Canada, including the Express Entry
Program, Quebec Skilled Worker Program, Provincial Nomination Program, Canadian Experience Class, etc. M & G offers students a wide range of programs to choose from, among different colleges across the various provinces of Canada. Students who wish to study and settle in Canada have plenty of opportunities to do so.

M&G is assisting clients who wish to migrate and settle in Australia and New Zealand via its association with Direct Migration Alliance Registered agent, Mr Deepak Panchal. We are also offering assistance with admissions to other countries including New Zealand, Australia, Ireland,UK, France, Germany and the United States.

Our team of lawyers, Migration Agents and counsellors are highly dedicated professionals who are devoted to provide you with the most accurate immigration advice and in helping you choose the right program of study for a better future. We take great effort to help you to select the right path to enter in to competitive world.

Canada:

Lawyer 1: (Judy Mathew)
License Number : 56279 D
Lawyer 2:(Arvin Ashley Gupta)
License Number : 56084 O
Lawyer 3 : (Seta Boyadjian)
License Number: 68020 D
Lawyer 4 : (Laura Meschino)
License Number: 70990 U

To search about the license details of our Canadian Lawyers:
How to search the details:
Step 1 : Select license type – Lawyer
Step 2 : Enter the last name and First Name of lawyer
Step 3 : Enter City(Type Toronto)
Step 4: Hit Submit button on the bottom right corner.

Then you can view the current status our lawyers with the Law Society of Upper Canada. The
result usually looks like shown below.

Australia: License Details of our MARA Agent

Mr Deepak Panchal – MARA # 0747362
Link to find out the license details:
Step 1 : Enter the first name and last name
Step 2 : Enter the search button
Then you can view the current status of lawyer.

What is the difference between a lawyer and a consultant?

Two types of professionals are allowed to represent people before the immigration authorities:

  • licensed lawyers
  • licensed immigration consultants.

Lawyers are licensed by provincial law societies, which are private organizations mandated by the government to regulate the legal profession. Each province has their own separate provincial lawyer regulating body. In Ontario, the Law Society of Upper Canada licenses and regulates lawyers.

Immigration consultants are regulated by a national organization called the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). This is a private organization mandated by the government to regulate immigration consultants.

Both lawyers and consultants are therefore licensed and regulated by governing bodies that are in turn authorized by the government, either provincially or federally.

The main difference between lawyers and consultants is educational. Lawyers have to complete a rigorous three-year law degree and a period of articling with a law firm before they may obtain a license. Prior to obtaining a law degree, and as a prerequisite to entering law school, lawyers usually obtain an undergraduate university degree. Becoming a lawyer therefore usually entails an education of at least seven years in duration. In comparison, immigration consultants must complete a college program of approximately one year in duration with no prior requirements and no articling component. The result is that lawyers will generally be better educated and have a much better understanding of the law than immigration consultants.

Another major difference between lawyers and consultants is that only lawyers may appear before the Federal Court. Lawyers are barristers and as such have the authority to appear before the courts, whereas consultants do not. Generally speaking, when it comes to any type of immigration appeal or hearing, whether it is before the Federal Court or the Immigration and Refugee Board, lawyers are much better equipped to represent clients due to their more in-depth legal training.

This is not to say that immigration consultants are not worthy of representing clients in immigration matters. Consultants are often very capable when it comes to routine immigration cases such as visa applications, which do not require appearing before courts or making complex written submissions. Much depends on the level of experience of the consultant, and whether they have been trained and are supervised by an experienced lawyer or senior consultant. Those consultants working side-by-side with lawyers and benefiting from their knowledge and expertise are perfectly capable of providing excellent immigration legal services to clients.

Those seeking the assistance of an immigration professional to assist them with their case should take care to ensure that the person they retain is properly licensed and is in good standing with their regulatory body. This can be ascertained by visiting the website of the relevant licensing body, or by phoning them.

As a word of caution, those seeking representation should be aware that there are many phony immigration consultants and lawyers who prey on the unsuspecting. Often called “ghost consultants” these are people who claim to be immigration professionals but actually are not. They will make elaborate promises of success in any given type of application, then after they are paid, will do little or nothing to advance their client’s case, and often will simply disappear with the money. These ghost consultants may appear to be professionals including having offices and websites, etc., so due diligence should be exercised before retaining any professional services – make sure to find out if the person you want to hire is licensed before you hire them.