Lata Milner MBE

Lawyer

Senior Commercial Lawyer at Twivey Lawyers, PNG

Summary

Lata has practiced law in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 1984 and became a naturalised citizen of PNG in 1996. Prior to moving to PNG, she practiced law in New Zealand and Australia and has lived and worked in the USA. An immigrant herself, she moved from India to New Zealand to PNG. Lata is a Senior Commercial Lawyer and currently heads the commercial division of Twivey Lawyers. Lata has over 36 years’ experience in commercial, business, and immigration law. All visitors or expatriate residents of PNG need some form of entry visa and work permit to reside in PNG. Lata has extensive experience with entry visas and work permits including working resident visas, dependent visas, business visas, employment visas, investor visas, bridging visas, entertainer visas, visitor visas, aid worker visas, volunteer visas, medical visas, religious worker visas, and refugees as well as citizenship, dual citizenship and permanent residency applications. Lata also specialises in commercial corporate law and is conversant with the setting up of businesses in PNG. She has an extensive network of contacts both in the private sector and in government departments. Her client base extends to Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Africa, Israel, England, Fiji, Solomon Islands, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Lata is well known by her clients for taking care of their needs with integrity and in a fast efficient and cost effective manner. Lata is currently the President of the PNG-India Business Council. She was awarded an MBE by her Majesty the Queen in 2014 for services to the Legal Profession and Charity.

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Papua New Guinea

Registration number

210

Expiry

29 December 2021
Also a practicing lawyer

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Skills & specialisations

Visa specialisations
Permanent residency
Training
Holiday or working holiday
Business activities
Refugee & humanitarian
Transit
Innovation & investment
Medical treatment
Retirement
Work
Crew member of airline or non-military ship
Perform
Study
Family
Appeal
Other
Industry specialisations
Administration (including management)
Engineering
Hospitality
Technology
Agriculture
Entertainment and media
Legal
Trades
Construction
Finance and accounting
Mining
Education
Health care
Other
Languages spoken
English

Fluent

Gujarati

Fluent

Hindi

Basic

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Experience

2011
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Now
Senior Commercial Lawyer

Twivey Lawyers, PNG

2007
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2010
In house Legal Adviser

Emerald Hospitality Group Inc, USA

2003
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2007
In House - Legal Adviser

PRDnationwide, Australia

2000
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2003
Senior Commercial Lawyer

Bell Legal Group, Australia

1990
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2000
Milner and Associates, PNG

Principal

1988
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1990
Senior Commercial Lawyer

Henao Cunningham, PNG

1987
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1988
In house Legal Office

Talair, PNG

1982
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1984
In House legal Advisor

Deloittes, New Zealand

1978
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1982
Lawyer

Watts and Patterson, Wellington, New Zealand

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Education

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2003

Queensland Real Estate License

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2000
Solicitor

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

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1985
Barrister and Solicitor

National Court of Justice of Papua New Guinea

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1985

Commissioner for Oaths Papua New Guinea

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1982
Barrister and Solicitor

High Court of New Zealand

1977
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1981
LL.B

Victoria University

1985
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Now

Current Practising Certificate Papua New Guinea

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Personal accomplishments

Honours & Awards
award
Member of the British Empire for services to the Legal Profession and Charity

Her Majesty the Queen

2014

award
Congressional Order of Merit

Republican Committee

2008

award
Winner of International Women's Day Business Achievement Award for

Gold Coast City Council

2005

Publications

Twivey Lawyers

Business address
Twivey Lawyers

Unit 806, Level 8 Pacific View Apartments,

Pruth Street, Korobosa

Port Morseby

Papua New Guinea

121

Opening hours
Monday9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 5pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Consultation details
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: Free, after 30 minutes 1300 PGK
Accepted payment methods
Bank transfer
Other services available
Legal

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Business accomplishments

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No awards listed.

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Caroline Ninnes

24 May 2021

excellent communication and very efficient. Highly recommended

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