Pallavi is a multi-award winning Lawyer, Notary Public & Academic, and AFR & Westpac 100 Woman of Influence. She completed Economics (Social Sciences) & Law degrees with honours from Sydney University. She was born in Sydney, NSW, Australia & has lived there for most of her life.
Pallavi has worked across NSW, in the private, public and community sector including as a Solicitor for King & Wood Mallesons, as a Research Assistant/Tipstaff for Justice Kirby, as a Legal Mediator at CatholicCare & an Executive Officer at Migration Institute of Australia. She is the Founder & Principal of Lawyers with Solutions, a multi-disciplinary firm offering education/training, policy, strategic &/or legal services. In 2018, she won a Corporate Vision Business Innovator Award.
She has also lectured for universities such as the University of Sydney, Australian National University, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University & Australian Catholic University, including as the Convenor of Advanced Administrative Law & Advanced Topics in Public Law at Macquarie University.
A popular and well-known speaker and media commentator, Pallavi was the first Indian Australian woman to be invited to join Saxton Speakers Bureau. She has spoken at Global and National Conferences. She participated in the Ethics Centre Intelligence Squared Debate with Stan Grant, Rita Panahi & Jack Thompson, which was broadcast on ABC TV & BBC World. She has appeared on Skynews, ABC TV Q & A, The Drum & the 7.30 Report and BBC World. Her opinion pieces have been widely published, including by the SMH, ABC & SBS. One of her articles reached over 250,000 accounts on social media
Pallavi has also been a Spokesperson for disadvantaged groups, presented submissions before Government Committees, and positively contributed to changes to Government policy to increase access to justice. She has served on several Boards, and currently serves on the NSW Ministerial Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity, and the Multicultural Consultation Council of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. Pallavi is also an Appointed Supporter of the Joint Federal & State Government campaign to stop Domestic or family violence (DV). In addition, she was the first Indian Australian woman to be appointed as a People of Australia Ambassador by the Federal Government, and is a former Lifeline Counsellor.
Her work has been widely recognised. Cover stories on Pallavi are available in papers such as the Sydney Observer, Indus Age, Indian Telegraph & Subcontinent Voice.
She has been an Award winner or a Finalist for many awards including:
• Corporate Vision Business Innovator award
• AFR & Westpac 100 Woman of Influence
• Women’s’ Agenda Women’s Leadership Award Finalist
• Inspiring Achiever, Rising Star, Community Icon & other Awards from Indian organisations such as Indian Executive Club, Australian Chapter of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Global organisation of People of Indian Origin and United Indian Association
• Australian National University Excellence in Education Award Nominee
• Diversity and Law Award Finalist, Australian Migration & Settlement Awards Parliament House, Canberra (I was 1 of 3 Finalists & the only individual shortlisted as a Finalist)
• Woman of the Year and Local Community Hero Nominee
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LinkedIn: Pallavi Sinha