Bhagya Karunarathne


  • Qualifications

  • Diploma in Law
    University of London (2011)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
    University of London (2014)
  • Bar-Exams
    Sri Lanka Law College (2016)
  • Master of International Relations
    UWA (2016)
  • Master of International Law
    UWA (2017)
  • Practical Legal Training
    The College of Law (2022)
  • Memberships

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Community

  • Western Australia for a Human Rights Act Campaign (WA4HRA) – 2021 to 2023
  • Australian Law Student’s Association – Quarter 3, 2018

Meet Bhagya

Bhagya is passionate about assisting people navigate the justice system and providing client-focused solutions.

Bhagya was admitted to practice law in Western Australia in September 2023, prior to which she was admitted as a solicitor in Sri Lanka in July 2017. Bhagya’s interest in the legal system and justice developed at an early age, which led to her obtaining a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of London in 2015. Following Bhagya’s relocation to Perth, she graduated with a Master of International Law and International Relations from the University of Western Australia in 2018.

Having served as the Associate to a Senior District Court Judge before joining FourLion Legal in December 2023, Bhagya has a sound understanding of criminal procedure and has assisted with conducting jury trials and other criminal proceedings. Bhagya also has substantial experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse people, including immigrants and First Nations Peoples, as a result of working in the immigration sector and a leading community-based organisation, where she obtained experience working in family law, restraining orders and criminal law.

In addition to her enthusiasm for assisting people with their legal matters, Bhagya has a keen interest in legal education. She has acted as a Teaching Assistant at the Law Schools of the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, where her teaching primarily focused on Human Rights and Social Justice. Bhagya strongly believes in empowering people through educating them about the law and has delivered community legal education to a number of different audiences in a previous role.

Bhagya is excited to commence her career as a Solicitor (RP) at FourLion Legal, where she previously completed a two-week clerkship in 2018.

the FourLion Legal Team.

Meet our team of Perth and Fremantle based lawyers, experienced, trusted and friendly.

Sam Hemachandra

Legal Practice Director

Sam established FourLion Legal in 2013 and has worked diligently to grow the firm into the busy legal practice it is today.

Bhagya Karunarathne


Bhagya was admitted to practice law in Western Australia in September 2023, prior to which she was admitted as a solicitor in Sri Lanka in July 2017.

Theja Hemachandra

Finance Officer

With over 15 years hands on experience working in Accounting and bookkeeping, Theja is a great asset to the FourLion Legal team.

Mikayla Craig


Mikayla is new to the legal industry, joining our team at FourLion Legal in 2023, she is expanding her experience as our receptionist.