About Us

Corsers is a specialist commercial and Immigration legal practice and property conveyancing group established in Adelaide in 1990.

Today, the Directors, Nadia Shivarev, Karley Thomas and Patrick Quan provide services and advice to individuals, small and large businesses in commercial and property dealings, whether transactional or dispute resolution, including immigration, citizenship and in other specialist areas like wills, estates and inheritance claims.



Nadia graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Adelaide in 2002 and was admitted to practice in 2003. Nadia first commenced as a Partner at Corsers in 2008.

Nadia practices in commercial litigation and has represented clients in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court and as instructing solicitor at the Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

Nadia has experience in most areas of commercial law, including property and business settlements, leases, wills and estate (probate) and contracts.

Nadia speaks the Chinese (Mandarin) language and welcomes clients from the Chinese community and abroad.

Nadia is a member of the Law Society of South Australia, Australia China Business Council (SA) and Hong Kong Australia Business Association (SA).


Patrick graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Studies in 2001 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2003 as part of a double degree. Patrick completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2004, which was granted by the Law Society of South Australia. Patrick was admitted to practice Law in South Australia in 2004 and registered as a Migration Agent in 2006. In 2008, Patrick was entered into the registry of the High Court of Australia.

After employment with a local Migration practice, an associate and Patrick established QH & Partners, which was devoted to the practice of Immigration and Citizenship Law. In 2009, in association with a local Family Law firm Patrick also assisted clients with Family Law matters.

In 2012, QH & Partners was rebranded as QS Lawyers with a new partner providing Commercial and Migration legal services. Due to demand, Patrick also provided legal representation on minor criminal, civil, traffic and family law matters.

Patrick has a broad range of legal experience, however, his core practice area is Australian Immigration Law. He has for more than 15 years, successfully assisted and advised individuals, companies and businesses in the Hospitality Industry, Engineering, International Consulting, Horticultural, Community, Religious Bodies, Automotive Imports, Migration Agencies and Legal firms on Migration Applications, Appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. Patrick also provides advice to local and interstate migration agencies and lawyers on visa applications and complicated migration matters and Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) enquiries.

Patrick is a Gold Alliance member with the Law Society of South Australia, a member with Migration Alliance and was registered with the OMARA (Former MARN Number 0635149) Current Migration Legal Practitioner Number (LPN: 5511005).

Patrick has been rated by Three Best Rated as one of the Best Immigration Lawyers in Adelaide for five years running  and was listed on Doyles Guide 2021 and 2022 as one of the leading and recommended South Australian Immigration Lawyers/solicitors practising within the areas of immigration, migration, visa and citizenship matters in the SA legal market in 2021 and 2022

In addition, Patrick is also listed on Lawyer Source and the firm has been listed on APAC under Leaders in Property & Migration Law 2021 – South Australia Client Service Excellence Award 2021.


Karley is a highly experienced registered conveyancer having completed Certificate IV and Advanced Diploma in Conveyancing and has over 10 years experience in the industry. Karley graduated with a Bachelor of law in January 2020. Karley specialises in property settlements and other areas of conveyancing including land divisions and community divisions and contracts.

Karley originates from Millicent in the State’s South East and commenced her career at a country law firm in Millicent giving her experience in rural property transactions.

Karley is a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers.



Courtney graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Advanced Japanese Studies) at the University of Adelaide in 2021.

Courtney commenced as a Graduate Lawyer at Corsers in early 2022, completing placement for her Practical Legal Training for the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law. Courtney will be admitted to practice law in South Australia in August 2022.

Courtney’s legal interests include broadly civil litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular interest in wills and estates matters and contract disputes. Courtney has an interest in repenting clients in Court, however aims to practise with an emphasis on alternative dispute resolution methods.



Kathie joined Corsers in August 2021 with some 20 years’ experience as a legal secretary. Kathie completed a Paralegal Studies course in 2007 to enable her to better assist her team with legal matters. Kathie is hard-working and very dedicated to her role as a legal secretary. Kathie always strives to go that one step further to better her knowledge and is always willing to take on challenges.

Please contact Kathie on Ph: 8223 6788



Simone commenced as a Law Clerk at Corsers in 2021 and is in her final year of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (specialising in International Business) at the University of Adelaide.

Simone is born and raised in the Western Suburbs of Adelaide. Her passion for law began in 2015 in Legal Studies at St. Michael’s College.

In 2021, Simone was awarded the Mandala Property Group Prize for International Business, for reaching the highest grade in International Business at the University of Adelaide in Semester 1, 2020 and is highly proficient in the Legal Aspects of International Business.

Additionally, Simone was awarded a New Colombo Plan Scholarship (for study in Asia) in 2020 for her academic excellence, leadership and engagement in community, adaptability, and resilience. She takes pleasure helping others and working with international clients.

Simone is a passionate, dedicated, and empathetic individual, who enjoys working on Commercial Law, Succession and Migration matters.