Kirthika Padmanapan graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Laws from University of Leeds in 2020 and subsequently completed her Barrister Training Course (BTC) in 2021. Thereafter she was called to the Bar of England and Wales and was admitted as a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. She gained her legal experience as a paralegal for three months before commencing her pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Ms Lesley Lim.

Kirthika completed her pupillage in October 2022 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in January 2023. Her areas of practice include strata management, family and citizenship matters, employment law and criminal defence.

Career to date

2023    Legal Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2022    Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates

2021    Paralegal, MahWengKwai & Associates

2021    Intern, Raj, Ong & Yudistra

2021    Intern, MahWengKwai & Associates

Particular litigation experience

  • Assisted in a joint petition for divorce at the High Court and the subsequent rescission of the decree nisi
  • Assisted in advising and representing individuals in adoption related matters
  • Assisted in advising and representing stateless individuals in seeking a declaration of citizenship by operation of law, High Court
  • Assisted in advising and representing a joint management body and management corporation in interlocutory applications at the High Court

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “Extensive legal opinion provided by Ms Agalya & Ms Kirthika, both very professional and helpful!” – Ms Pick Kee
  • “I was so excited and happy when I received the sealed court order for my son’s adoption from Ms Kirthika Padmanapan from MahWengKwai & Associates.I have been worrying about my son’s case since he was born in 2006 and I made a prudent decision to appoint MahWengKwai & Associates as my lawyers. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. They showed the highest professional skills, passion and talent.For those who have any legal problems, appoint MahWengKwai & Associates!
    Thank you very much to Ms Kirthika Padmanapan and others at MahWengKwai & Associates.” – AC


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