Qualifications

Bachelor of Legal Studies,
Murdoch University (1998)

Bachelor of Laws,
Murdoch University (2003)

Practical Legal Course,
NSW College of Law (2003)

Master of Law,
University of NSW (2005)

Memberships

Law Society of WA

Women Lawyers of WA

Law Council of Australia

Migration Institute of Australia

Community Involvement

Law Society’s Access to Law

Mock Trial Judge (Law Society and Murdoch University)

Involved with the Francis Burt Law Education Programme

Involved with Law Society’s Mentoring Programme for junior practitioners

Previously member of the Young Lawyers Animal Rights Committee (NSW)

Previously affiliated with the Amnesty International Legal Group in WA and NSW.

Previously a volunteer worker for Community Legal Advocacy Centre in Fremantle

Sam Hemachandra

Sam commenced the firm FourLion Legal in December 2013 which has quickly become a busy legal practice.

Sam has worked in the Legal Industry since 1999 and was admitted to practice in February 2004. Since admission, Sam has worked in NSW (2004 to 2010) and in WA (2011 to date) for both large and small law firms. Sam has a real passion for justice and practising law. Sam enjoys the sense of satisfaction that comes with being part of a just and equitable outcome for her clients.

Prior to her admission Sam worked in WA as a para-legal. After admission she practised in NSW (Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, Local, District and Supreme Courts and Federal Courts) and in 2011 moved back to Perth. Since moving back she has dealt with matters in the State Administrative Tribunal, the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts (including the Court of Appeal) and Federal jurisdictions (Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Courts).

Sam specialises in dispute resolution and litigation. She also specialises in the areas of secured and unsecured recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy, property disputes including disputes relating to caveats, leasing and tenancy matters, priorities with respect to security enforcement, advocacy and general litigation, criminal law, family law (property & children), migration law and administrative law including judicial review.

Sam has acted for all the big four banks (NAB, Westpac, ANZ and Commonwealth Bank), credit unions and other financial institutions, government organisations, corporations of all sizes, partnerships, small businesses and individuals.   

Sam was the instructing solicitor in relation to the following successful decision:

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia v FA Duckworth [2012] WASC 476
  • Perpetual Company Limited v Burniston [No 2] [2012] WASC 383

Additionally, Sam is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 1460546).

Sam is committed to being consistently outstanding at all times and providing her clients with cost effective, commercial legal advice that focuses on achieving the best available result.

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