Tharani Kunasekaran graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Liverpool in July 2021 and subsequently completed her Bar Practice Course (BPC) and obtained her LLM from the University of Law in 2022. Thereafter she was called to the Bar of England and Wales and was admitted as a member of The Honourable Society of Middle Temple. She then commenced her pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Mr John Chan.

During her pupillage, Tharani gained exposure to various practice areas, including medical negligence claims, personal injury claims, employment law, strata matters, commercial litigation, probate cases and land disputes.

Upon completion of her pupillage, Tharani was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 22 March 2024 and began practice as an Associate at MahWengKwai & Associates upon her admission.

Tharani’s areas of practice include medical law, general litigation, personal injury cases, employment law, etc.

Career to date

2024   Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates

2024   Called to the Malaysian Bar

2023   Pupil-in-Chambers, MahWengKwai & Associates

2023   Legal intern, The Right Honourable Chief Justice of Malaysia

2022   Judicial Marshalling, HHJ Graham Wood QC, Liverpool Civil and Family Court

2020   Legal intern, Nordin Torji & Partners

2019    Legal intern, Sritheran & Co.

Educational achievements

2022   Barrister at Law of England and Wales

2022   LLM, University of Law

2022   Bar Practice Course (BPC), The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

2021    Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Liverpool

Particular litigation experience

  • Assisted in advising and representing patients and/or their next-of-kin in a wide range of cases spanning various medical specialties including obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, radiology, rehabilitation medicine, dentistry, ENT, bariatric surgery, paediatrics, neonatology, internal medicine, etc
  • Assisted in advising and representing infants (and their family members) who suffered cerebral palsy in medical negligence claims against the Government of Malaysia, university hospitals, private hospitals, specialist doctors and etc
Other Experience
  • Assisted in advising and representing a developer in defending claims for alleged outstanding maintenance charges, sinking fund contributions and late payment interest by the Management Corporation and recovery of car parks.
  • Assisted in advising and representing a company incorporated in China in multiple actions against certain individuals for trespassing and unlawful possession and/or occupation.
  • Participated in trial preparations and engaged in strategic decision-making processes aimed at negotiating resolutions to reach settlements for both employment matters and general litigation.
  • Assisted in advising and representing individuals and companies in employment matters.
  • Assisted individuals in obtaining grants of probate.

Reviews & Testimonials

  • “I would like to express my earnest gratitude to Mr Naveen Joshua Solomon and Ms Tharani Kunasekaran. They listened to me and offered help when I was in distress due to the unfair termination of my employment by my ex-employer. I never thought of the possibility to fight back. Thanks to their support, I gained the confidence and courage to step inside the Industrial Relations Department. Their strategies worked and the case ended with the best results I could ever hope for. My friend did not exaggerate when she recommended MahWengKwai & Associate; the firm has the best lawyers who treat their clients with passion and professionalism.” – Esther Teo


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