Mr Maithri Panagoda

Adjunct Professor


  • Biography

    Partner of Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers. Educated at Ananda College, Colombo and University of Sri Lanka. Completed post graduate studies in Sociology & Law at Brunel University, England. Obtained Master of Laws degree at the University of Sydney. Has over 40 years experience in litigation and dispute resolution. Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. Has a deep interest in achieving justice for the first people of Australia.

  • Teaching areas

    Law of Torts

  • Research expertise and supervision

    • Guest Lecturer, Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
    • Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo
    • Guest Lecturer, American Education Centre, Colombo
    • Admitted to practise in United Kingdom, Sri Lanka and Australia
  • Book Chapters

    • Thomson Reuters, Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    • Law Society Journal
    • Precedent
  • Conference Papers

    • Written and presented over 40 CLE seminar papers to practising lawyers
  • Live Performances

    • Chair, various seminars on Personal Injury Law
    • Speaker on legal issues at community events
    • Presenter at radio discussions
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Member, NSW Law Society
    • Member, Law Council of Australia
    • Member, Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee
    • Life Member, Bar Association of Sri Lanka
    • Fellow of the Australian & NZ College of Notaries
  • Community Engagement

    • Commentator on legal matters on Sydney community radio
  • Awards

    • Order of Australia 2016
    • Finalist, Justice Medal, Law Justice Foundation
    • Finalist, Partner of the Year, 16th Annual Australian Law Awards
  • Other

    • University of Sydney Law School Alumni
    • University of Sri Lanka Alumni