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Nimna Rupasinghe

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Workers Compensation, Associate

Phone 03 8804 8900
Location Ringwood, Victoria
Language English

Nimna Rupasinghe helps people injured in the workplace get compensation by simplifying complex claims to achieve the earliest, smoothest and fairest possible outcome. Nimna’s clients come from all walks of life and professions, including Slater and Gordon affiliated union members.

Nimna also has extensive experience in other areas of personal injury law, including winning compensation for people injured in transport accidents, medical negligence and public liability claims.


  • Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law
  • WorkCover
  • Transport accidents
  • Public liability
  • Common law and legislative rights pursuant to the Wrongs Act 1958
  • Statutory benefits pursuant to the Accident Compensation Act 1985)

Career History

  • Since 2009 Slater and Gordon (lawyer)
  • 2007-2009 Nowicki Carbone and Co Lawyers (lawyer)
  • 2006 Springvale Monash Legal Service and Monash Oakleigh Legal Service (professional practice placement)

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law
  • 2007 Admitted Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 2006 Postgraduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Monash University
  • 2006 Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University
  • 2006 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Monash University

Memberships and Associations

Law Institute of Victoria

Cultural heritage

Nimna Rupasinghe left Sri Lanka when she was five years old when her parents migrated to Australia. While attending local government schools, Nimna performed Sri Lankan traditional dancing with the Navanjali Dancing Group and was Master of Ceremonies for major events within the Sri Lankan community. She became a leader and role model for young people within the Melbourne Sri Lankan community and has won several prestigious Sri Lankan community awards including Serendib NewsYouth Achiever of the Year 2006.

Nimna was executive committee member and elected Youth President of the Sri Lankan Study Centre for the Advancement of Technology and Social Welfare (SCATS) between 2002-2008. The group supports humanitarian activities, initiating projects including the development of a Tsunami housing scheme and improving the conditions of the main cancer hospital in Sri Lanka.

Nimna’s late mother, Devika Rupasinghe, was well respected and much loved within the Sri Lankan community. Devika was a teacher in Sri Lanka and was a founding Sinhalese language teacher with the Victorian School of Languages. She also taught Buddhism to Sri Lankans and to the wider Australian community at a local government school. Nimna’s  mother also conducted a children’s program for 3ZZZ radio from its inception in the late 80s and was a pioneer in Sinhala Radio Drama, which involved many Melbourne children. Meanwhile, Nimna’s father is an active organiser of successful community events.  

One of Nimna’s brothers has launched several successful music singles and videos in Sri Lanka, which airs on mainstream websites and television channels.

Nimna has served key leadership roles in prominent community associations and most recently was the inaugural and founding President of the Young Sri Lankan Professionals (YSLP) which is an association that caters for professional development, networking and leadership. She served a term of 2 successful years as president and remains on the executive committee. Nimna has been a longstanding MC for major and high profile Sri Lankan community events.