Lawyer, with a passion to serve

By Our Reporter
Sharmini Subramaniam
Sharmini Subramaniam
22 May 1978 - 12 December 2019

Sharmini Subramaniam, principal lawyer at Aitken Partners, passed away on 12 December at her home in Perth. She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

Sharmini was born and brought up in Perth to parents of Sri Lankan ancestry. A trip to visit her brother who was studying in Melbourne eight years ago turned out to be a life-changing decision. Six weeks after that trip, she found herself packing her bags and heading for Melbourne to start a new job.

“Australia has been good to my family,” Sharmini had always said.

For someone who was not fully sold on the idea of becoming a lawyer, Subramaniam did really well for herself and was a Principal with Aitken Partners and headed the Family Law Team as well as the South Asian Focus Team. “I like dealing with people. I like the interaction. There are not many areas where you can work so closely with people and help them with such a difficult period in their lives,” she told The Indian Sun, in an earlier interview.

Sharmini’s funeral will be held at 8 am on 17 December at 2 Francisco Crescent, Bull Creek, Perth.


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  1. Sharmini Subramaniam was my second cousin. She was a lovely lady with a very warm smile and great deposition. She will be missed greatly by my father and me, including her loving parents, relatives, friends and colleges..
    May her soul rest in peace.
    Loving cousin brother Ramesh.