Mr. Maithri Panagoda, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on the Queen’s Birthday with the award conferred by Governor General of Australia.
This award is in recognition of outstanding achievement and service. The citation for Mr. Panagoda’s honour is for “significant service to the Sri Lankan community in NSW, and to the law, particularly in litigation and dispute.
Maithri Panagoda is one of Australia’s leading compensation lawyers. Educated in both Sydney and Sri Lanka, Maithri has over 35 years experience in litigation and dispute resolution. The Law Society of NSW accredits him as a personal injury specialist.
Maithri practised as a lawyer in Dubbo for nearly 10 years before joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 1991. He worked with the Western Aboriginal Legal Service and since joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers he has continued his commitment to representing Aboriginal people. He has been involved in a large number of successful claims being brought by members of the Stolen Generation.
A distinguished old boy of Ananda College Colombo, he is fluent in Sinhalese. Maithri is also involved in various activities with the Sri Lankan community in New South Wales.
Maithri has also 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.
By virtue of his professional standing, Maithri is regularly invited to present seminars to fellow lawyers and university students studying law.
“The Stolen Generations project is the biggest achievement in my career. Not many law firms would have ventured into this area because it’s a significant investment in time and money and the outcome is uncertain, but we have been able to get results mainly because of our approach with the parties.”
He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.
Ozlanka joins the Community is felicitating Maithri on this well deserved honour.
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SLANSW extends heartiest congratulations to Mr Maithri Panagoda, who in the Queen’s birthday 2016 honours list has been appointed a Member of the Order (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Maithri was honoured for significant service to the Sri Lankan community in New South Wales, and to the law, particularly in litigation and dispute resolution. ( Image: maithripanagoda.com)
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Maithri Panagoda, a Sri Lankan born lawyer who has been practising in Australia for over 30 years has been appointed as Adjunct Professor to the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia. The announcement of the appointment was made by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame, Professor Celia Hammond. Mr Panagoda specialises in Law of Torts and undertakes lectures for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is a partner of Australia’s pre-eminent law firm Carroll & O’Dea.
‘We are very pleased that Maithri’s knowledge and skills have been recognised at such a high level”, said Carroll & O’Dea Managing Partner Howard Harrison. “This is an impressive appointment and reflects the breadth of experience developed by Maithri over 40 years of legal practice. “I know that the Faculty and students of the School of Law will benefit enormously from his significant experience in specialised areas of the law.”
“This includes the extensive work he has undertaken on behalf of Aboriginal Australians in the area of the Stolen Generations and seeking redress for what they have endured”, said Mr Harrison. “I am very honoured at this appointment and to be able to continue my work with the School of Law at Notre Dame”, said Mr Panagoda. “The University of Notre Dame School of Law provides an excellent standard of teaching, scholarship, research and training for legal practitioners.
“The courses are designed to offer a high quality ethical and practical legal education, ensuring that students not only know the law as an academic discipline but have the skills necessary to be great lawyers and well-rounded, ethical people”, said Mr Panagoda. Maithri Panagoda graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Sri Lanka in 1972 and was later admitted to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He is a life member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. For more about Maithri Panagoda you can go to www.codea.com.au and www.maithripanagoda.com
Source – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150628/sunday-times-2/maithri-panagoda-appointed-adjunct-professor-of-law-at-the-university-of-notre-dame-australia-154787.html