Maithri Panagoda Partner Areas of Practice Litigation and dispute resolution Carroll & Odea Lawyers www.codea.com.au
Maithri Panagoda is an experienced and well respected legal practitioner with significant expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. He has over 25 years experience in litigation and dispute resolution. He is accredited as a personal injury specialist by the Law Society of NSW.
Maithri practised as a lawyer in Dubbo for a period of 10 years before joining Carroll & O’Dea in 1991. He worked with the Western Aboriginal Legal Service and since joining Carroll & O’Dea he has continued his commitment to representing Aboriginal people. He has been involved in a number of cases being brought by members of the “Stolen Generation”. Maithri is fluent in Sinhalese. He is involved in various activities with the Sri Lankan community in New South Wales. Maithri was appointed an Arbitrator of the Local Court at Dubbo in 1990. By virtue of his professional standing, he has been a member of Law Society’s Medico Legal Liaison Committee, Senior Solicitors’ Committee and the Litigation Law and Practice Committee. Maithri has published numerous articles and publications and is a regular speaker at legal seminars. He is the author of the chapter on workers’ compensation in the Lawyers Practice Manual published by the Thompson Lawbook Co. Professional Background Maithri has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sri Lanka and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and in Sri Lanka and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1981. He joined Carroll & O’Dea in 1991 and became a partner in 1996. Maithri became a registered migration agent in 2002. Please refer to the Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries.
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