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Rory Hennessy's Guide to Immigrating to New Zealand: Navigating the Wilds with Jiu Jitsu, Exotic Plants, and Furry Friends (written by a friend)

Chapter 1: The Unlikely Immigration Lawyer

In the quirky town of Nelson, New Zealand, where the hills are alive with the sound of immigration paperwork rustling in the wind, resides Rory Hennessy, an unlikely person in the world of immigration law. At 36 years old, Rory is not your average lawyer. When he's not busy applying for visas or reviewing documents, you can find him rolling on the mats practising Brazilian jiu jitsu, tending to his collection of exotic plants, drinking coffee at his local coffee cart, or exchanging meows with his adored feline friend, Fennel.

Chapter 2: Jiu Jitsu, Gardening, and the Art of Immigration (and Imagination)

Just as he maneuvers opponents on the jiu jitsu mat, Rory navigates the complexities of immigration with grace and precision. And when he's not locking in submissions or pruning his prized plants, Rory's in the trenches, fighting for the immigration dreams of his clients with the ferocity of a cat defending its territory. A real life Larry David, without the wit and with all of the social awkwardness. No man for small talk, Rory only talks big talk and his near impeccable record is a testament to the no BS approach of Rory's work ethic.

Chapter 3: Rory's Remarkable Record: Thousands of Applications and Counting

With a track record that reads like a fairy tale, Rory has successfully lodged over well over1000 immigration applications with a near-perfect strike rate (stopped counting a few years ago) and zero declined visas/residency applications the past 4 years. But Rory's success isn't just about numbers; it's about the stories behind those applications. From reuniting families torn apart by Covid 19 and a closed border, to giving hope to individuals facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Rory's journey is a testament to the transformative power of compassion and dedication.

Chapter 4: Exotic Plants and Furry Friends: Rory's Secret Weapons

While most lawyers rely on suits and briefcases, Rory's secret weapons are a bit more unconventional – exotic plants and a little cat called Fennel. Whether he's pondering the intricacies of immigration law amidst a jungle of greenery or seeking solace in the gentle purrs of his beloved cat, Rory's love for the natural world infuses his practice with a sense of harmony and balance. He sometimes walks his friends' dogs too, and had a pet lamb as a child. When he gets really bored, he spends time fending off spam emails from marketing companies offering to make his website better.

Overcoming the Odds: Rory's Triumphs in the Face of Adversity

In the world of immigration law, Rory is no stranger to adversity. Rory dropped out of high school at 15 (a family tradition), hoping to become a musician by attending music school. at 18 he was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Realising he needed an actual paying career, he took after his dad and studied law, later doing a graduate diploma in immigration, as well as studying German, Russian, Italian and Romanian (the latter in his free time).

Those characteristics of autism like obsessive focus has transferred surprisingly well into legal practice. From navigating the treacherous waters of clients with complex medical issues and criminal convictions, Rory has faced it all. With each victory, Rory proves that no obstacle is too daunting, no challenge too great, and no dream too far-fetched (apart from having good social skills). Rory also works as an adviser with Altogether Autism NZ, and is a backup-attorney for other immigration lawyers in the event that they can no-longer practice.

A Journey of Laughter, Love, and Immigration

What is the name of Rory's side-kick cat?

  • Karen

  • Brenda

  • Fennel

In the end, Rory Hennessy's guide to immigrating to New Zealand isn't just about paperwork and visas; it's about embracing life's adventures, finding joy in the little things, and never giving up on your dreams – no matter how wild they may seem. It is more like The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe that is Aotearoa than the dry uphill bureaucracy most people face when it comes to immigration law. A fierce opponent in any instance. So, if you find yourself lost in the wilderness of immigration law, remember to channel your inner Rory and navigate the wilds with courage, compassion, and a touch of humour. And if in the very likely case that you struggle with this, please don't hesitate to contact him.

(Disclosure - this was written by Rory's marketing guy and friend Chris)

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