Corsers is a specialist commercial 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 and small and large businesses in commercial and property dealings, whether transactional or dispute resolution, migration and 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).


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.


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 Migration 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 Migration Law. He has for more than 15 years successfully assisted and advised individuals, companies and businesses in the Hospitality Industry, Engineering, International Consulting, Community, Religious Bodies, Automotive Imports and Legal firms on Migration Applications and Appeals to the AAT and Federal Courts. Patrick also provides advice to local and interstate migration agents and lawyers on 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 registered with the OMARA.

Patrick Quan was rated as the Best Immigration Lawyer in Adelaide 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 by 3 Best Rated!


Jennie has been a practising Registered Conveyancer since 1992 and has over 25 years’ experience in the Property Industry with accomplishments across many different roles and disciplines in Conveyancing, Business, Property Development and Real Estate.

Jennie has been a former Business Owner, Developer and Real Estate Agent and has significant experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing property settlements including Torrens Title and Community Title divisions, complex Community Plan amendments, matrimonial home and family transfers.

Jennie’s knowledge, personal integrity, honesty and exceptional customer service makes her an asset to our firm.


Ala is a former South Australian Police Officer, Solicitor, and Migration Agent. After completing her legal qualifications in 2003, Ala was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia as a Barrister and Solicitor. Ala later moved to the Gold Coast where she practised for a number of years at a boutique law firm, working in different areas of law, with a focus on motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, and Workcover claims. Ala was also a Registered Migration Agent and managed the files for Gold Coast Migration, a business affiliated with the firm. Ala also operated her own Migration Agency, One Australia Visa and Migration, which operated both in Queensland and South Australia.

Ala has a wide range of life and work experience having worked in a number of industries, travelled the world, lived and worked in Canada and has 3 young children. Ala returned to her hometown, Adelaide in 2014 and worked at an Adelaide CBD firm for a period, practising in a variety of areas of law.

In late 2016, Ala was enrolled in the Register of Practitioners at the Registry of the High Court of Australia. Ala then took some time out from the law office to focus on family and her Migration Agency. Ala also undertook real estate training and is qualified to Certificate IV of Property Services.

Ala joined QS Lawyers as a Consultant in early 2017 and works with Patrick Quan on the firm’s Migration matters. Ala has a particular interest in the Property, Commercial, Family, and Migration areas of law. With her diversity and common-sense approach, Ala strives to achieve the best outcome on any matter presented. Ala looks forward to working with the team at Corsers and assisting existing and future clients.


Genevieve has been with Corsers Lawyers since 2009 and came to us with over 20 years-experience, having been a paralegal since 1990, in a broad range of jurisdictions. Genevieve has throughout her legal career had experience in family law, criminal law, personal injury and medical negligence law, industrial law, native title, wills and estates. Today, Genevieve specialises in our commercial law and wills and estates practice.