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Associate Lawyer

Nicholas Woodward

Tel: (416) 203-2899, x. 57

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Nicholas Woodward is an Associate Lawyer with Battista Migration Law Group. His practice focuses on helping families, businesses, and individuals, including members of the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV, navigate the complexities of Canada’s immigration and refugee systems. Nicholas is fluently bilingual in English and French. He holds both a law degree (Juris Doctor), and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa. After law school, Nick completed a clerkship at the Federal Court where he worked with the Honourable Justice Elizabeth Walker. He joined Battista Migration Law Group in 2019.


Nicholas works on a wide range of immigration and refugee files, including litigation and economic matters. His clients include refugee claimants, students, businesses, and individuals seeking pathways to permanent residence in Canada. With respect to the litigation side of his practice, Nicholas regularly represents clients before both the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court. His files include refugee claims, appeals of negative refugee decisions, applications for judicial review at the Federal Court, and mandamus applications to assist clients experiencing unreasonable delays in the processing of their immigration applications. Nicholas’s practice also includes sponsorship applications, Express Entry applications, LMIA applications, and applications for temporary residence, including work permits, study permits, and temporary resident visa applications.


Since 2021, Nicholas has been adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Nicholas is a member of the Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.



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