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Emario Welgampola is a Special Counsel with McNamara Law


Emario is a Special Counsel with our Family Law Team.

Emario first joined the legal profession in his native Sri Lanka in 1989, continuing on to England he studied at the University of Nottingham and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M) in 1992. Emario was admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales the same year and practiced in the areas of Family law and Probate. He returned briefly to Sri Lanka and taught International Law at his old law school and practiced at the Bar in Colombo. On his arrival in Australia in 2001, Emario was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland followed by the High Court of Australia in 2002.

Emario has practiced extensively in the area of Family law in Queensland and has made notable contributions to the development of Family Law in a number of Brisbane law firms.

Emario passionately believes that to achieve the best outcome for his clients, it is necessary to actively engage with the other side and steer a dispute towards a mutually beneficial settlement early.

Emario is a regular presenter to Law students at the Queensland University of Technology Legal Practice Course on Family Law and Domestic and Family Violence Protection. He has presented at International Law Conferences, and has been interviewed on National Television and local newspapers on cases involving international custody disputes. He holds membership with numerous professional bodies and Associations within Australia and has been a member of the International Law & Relations Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

Emario enjoys reading, listening to classical and Gregorian music, watching Rugby. He and his family are most of all avid Cricket supporters, especially if his son is playing.

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