It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharmini Subramaniam after a battle with illness. Sharmini was the Principal Lawyer leading our family law team and her loss will be felt by all those who worked with her.
Sharmini cared deeply for the underprivileged and worked at many levels in the community to help people get the representation they required. She also worked with various parts of the Indian and Sri Lankan diaspora in Australia around issues regarding the family, was a Trust Member at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre and sat on the Property and Maintenance Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Women’s Migrants’ Legal Information Committee of the Victorian Women Lawyers Association, Family Law Section Law Council of Australia and was a member Asian Australian Lawyers Association.
She led a highly regarded Family Law team at Aitken Partners, mentoring younger lawyers while representing her clients with professionalism and the care required for people requiring legal advice around family issues. Sharmini was well regarded and respected in the legal community.