Born in Fiji, raised in New Zealand and admitted as a lawyer in Australia, I am very proud of my Indian heritage and international experience.
Whenever I was asked as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, my reply was always ‘a lawyer’. I was fascinated with courtroom drama on TV and would play “trials and courtrooms” with my siblings. My goal was always to help ‘everyday’ people achieve justice.
After graduating from the University of Auckland, I was admitted as a solicitor in 2005 and am now a Principal Lawyer in Slater and Gordon’s Motor Vehicle Accident team in our Brisbane office. As an experienced litigation lawyer, I am proud to help everyday people who have experienced a loss with informed legal advice.
Previously whilst living in New Zealand, I was mentored in several areas of law including personal injury, family law, employment law, workplace law and property law.
I am passionate about connecting with my clients and their lives. When a person has experienced a life changing incident, it can affect the whole family unit. As a mum I understand the importance of family. I am committed to supporting my clients through this challenging time to ensure they obtain the best outcome.
My approach is to get to know my clients and find out what they would like to achieve. I love talking to clients about their job, their family and their future. I’m also fluent in both Hindi and English, which allows me to assist clients who may not be comfortable with English.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- Admitted as a solicitor in Queensland
- Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New Zealand
- Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce, University of Auckland
- 2014 - Present, Slater and Gordon
- 2005 - 2014 Trilby Misso
- 2004 - Johnston Lawrence
Feedback from our clients
I found Kavita Maharaj, of Slater and Gordon Brisbane to be pleasant and easy to chat to. Kavita knew her topic well and gave sound information. Kavita set up a clear process and was there to guide me through every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Kavita Maharaj from Slater and Gordon to anyone needing a lawyer. #compensation lawyer Brisbane
I have enjoyed receiving briefs and taking instructions form Kavita Maharaj. She is a pleasure to work with and is very responsive to the idea or working as a team in advancing matters on behalf of claimants. Her contributions are highly valued and assist greatly. Her professionalism is a great addition to the task of protecting and asserting the interests of her clients which is always uppermost in her mind.
Couldn’t thank the team at slater and Gordon enough for helping me, they were extremely professional, quick to respond to any questions I had. I’ll never forget the efforts of Matthew and Kavita. Would highly recommend the team here in brisbane! Would give an extra star if it was possible.