27 September 2021 22:49

Pardeep Singh Tiwana becomes the first Indian-origin judge in Australia

Judge Pardeep Singh Tiwana's family originally hail from Kot Kalan village in the Indian state of Punjab.

Recently, the Victorian Government has appointed four judges to the County Court of Victoria.

These appointments have been made keeping in mind to ease pressure on the justice system.

Barrister Pardeep Singh Tiwana, 51 yo, has become the first Indian-origin person to be appointed as a judge of the County Court of Victoria (Australia).

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Image source: Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes – Parliament of Victoria.
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Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes congratulated Pardeep Singh Tiwana on his new role as a judge.

“We’re investing strongly and working with the courts to help drive down the backlogs caused by the pandemic – making sure more people can have their cases heard faster.”

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Image source: County Court of Victoria – Wikipedia

Judge Pardeep Singh Tiwana’s family originally hail from Kot Kalan village in Punjab.

On hearing the news of Tiwan’s appointment as a judge in the County Court of Victoria, the whole village performed a religious prayer and distributed sweets.

Pardeep Singh Tiwana was born and brought up in the UK and has completed his law degree from the University of Wolverhampton.

He did his barrister study from the bar school of Lincoln’s Inn and was the youngest applicant to get a law degree as a barrister.

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Image source: Pardeep Singh Tiwana – CPD in Session.

Pardeep Singh Tiwana previously worked as a law clerk and solicitor at Paul Vale Criminal Lawyers and a criminal barrister at 4 Fountain Court Chambers/Citadel Chambers in the United Kingdom. 

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He also has two scholarships from bar school and applied in 1993 as a 23-year-old youth. He practised till 2006 there, before moving to Australia.

After doing a 3-month law course from Melbourne university, Pardeep Singh Tiwana started practicing in Australia as a criminal lawyer in 2006.

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