People of Jalandhar’s Kot Kalan village held a ‘paath’ in the local gurudwara to celebrate the elevation of Indian-origin Pardeep Singh Tiwana as a judge in an Australian Court.
51-year-old Barrister Pardeep Singh Tiwana has brought distinctive fame to this village in Punjab, where his ancestors once lived. He is the first judge of Indian origin in Australia.
Barrister Tiwana has been appointed as a judge in the County Court of Victoria.
Barrister Tiwana was born and brought up in UK after his father Ajit Singh Tiwana moved first to Singapore and then to UK. Tiwana completed his law degree from the University of Wolverhampton.
According to The Indian Express, he did his barrister study from the bar school of Lincoln’s Inn and was the youngest applicant to get a law degree as a barrister.
He practised law in UK for 12 years before moving to Australia in 2006.
After doing a 3-month law course from University of Melbourne, he started practising as a criminal lawyer in 2006. In 2009, he became a Criminal Defence Barrister and worked with Foley’s List, an independent group of over 300 barristers “servicing the legal fraternity in all areas of practice.”
NRI Affairs News Desk