Thirumalai (Shelvi) Shanmugam, B.L., LLB., GDLP


Shelvi holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University, Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws in India, a Bachelor of Commerce in India and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in Australia.

Prior to joining Kelly and Chapman, Shelvi was a Lawyer in a suburban law practice assisting clients with a diverse range of Family Law matter, as well as, Wills, Estate and Probate Matters. She has also been assisting clients in a wide range of areas from Property Law, Commercial Litigation, General Commercial and Employment Law to Criminal and Civil litigations.

Shelvi is passionate and dedicated to her clients’ best interests and always strives to obtain the best possible outcome. She has strong advocacy experience in both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. She has also appeared in various Magistrate Courts’ and Tribunals.

She is fluent in Tamil which enables her to assists clients with transactions and issues involving the Tamil community. Shelvi manages her clients locally and internationally.

Shelvi also brings her knowledge and experience gained from India and locally from Victoria Legal Aid and Sunshine Youth Community Legal Centre.