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Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm

+61 2 92231522

+61 2 92237646


Level 36,
52 Marin Place,
Sydney NSW 200

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Ruwan Wathukarage


Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9210 1483
Fax: +61 2 9223 7646

Date of Admission to the Bar


Date of Admission as a Solicitor


Areas of Practice

  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Equity and Commercial Law
  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Medical Negligence & Personal Injury Law
  • Professional Negligence & Insurance Contracts Law
  • Migration and Family Law


  • Master of Laws (Litigation & Dispute Resolution), University of Queensland 2007
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Law, University of Queensland 2008
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Ethics, Griffith University 2008
  • Attorney at Law (Final Examination), Sri Lanka Law College 2004


Wathukarage, Ruwan. “Independence of The Judiciary in Sri Lanka: An Institutional Analysis of Its Woes.” LAWASIA Journal, (2007): 187-209.


  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS-2013-20 April 2019)
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (AG-2009)


  • Practitioner member, Australian Dispute Resolution Association


Practice Overview

Ruwan accepts briefs in all areas of law. As a Reader, Ruwan has appeared in Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, District Court, Local Court and Federal Court. In addition to litigation, Ruwan provides mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution services to clients.

As a Barrister, Ruwan uses this Mediation experience to bring cost-effective outcomes for his clients. Prior to coming to the Bar, Ruwan worked as a mediator and a Family Lawyer. Ruwan has completed more than 3000 mediation hours in most areas of Civil law.

Recent Cases

China Towing Pty Ltd v Hatzipapa [2018] NSWDC 345

 Menz v Wagga Wagga Show Society Inc (No 1) [2018] NSWSC 1446

Menz v Wagga Wagga Show Society Inc (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1447