Premala Thiagarajan


Premala Thiagarajan

2004 Law Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Premala Thiagarajan graduated from Monash University at the top of her class of 338 with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts. She earned several awards including the Supreme Court Prize. After graduation, she worked as an Articled Clerk and then Solicitor for Freehills.

Premala was awarded the Scholarship to complete a BCL at Merton College, University of Oxford.

Studied at: University of Oxford

Current Biography

Premala practices primarily in commercial and public law. She has particular experience in corporations, equity and trusts, tax, competition, banking and finance and insolvency. She also has public and regulatory law experience and has acted for and against regulators.

Before coming to the Bar, Premala was a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Clifford Chance LLP, London, and a solicitor at Freehills, Melbourne. She has over 10 years experience as a litigator, specialising in high-value, complex commercial disputes, especially in the banking and finance sector. She has a broad range of experience in both commercial and public law, acting in cases before the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the European Court of Human Rights and in international arbitrations.

Premala holds a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Menzies Scholar.

Premala won the Supreme Court Prize and was editor of the Law Review at Monash University. She also received prizes in Corporations Law, Insolvency, Equity & Trusts, Torts and Legal Process and won the Australian Institute of Administrative Law’s National Essay competition.

Scholarship Year: 2004

Fields of Interest

Civil Law, Law