Andrew Ponnambalam, after graduating as a mature age student with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 2007, commenced articles of clerkship with Bradley Bayly Legal in 2008. As an articled clerk and then junior lawyer, Andrew worked on a wide variety of personal injury matters. In addition, Andrew gained experience in property damage claims, building disputes, claims arising out of alleged misleading and deceptive conduct, claims arising out of alleged failures to provide services with due care and skill and product liability claims, including alleged failures to provide goods of merchantable quality.
In 2010 Andrew was asked to become a member of the Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia. Andrew’s role at Bradley Bayly Legal expanded to conducting matters that included high profile defendants such as the Australian Football League and conducting complex and technically challenging matters where the causes of action accrued interstate and overseas which meant prosecuting matters in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and the United States Office of Administrative Law Judges.
In 2014 Bradley Bayly Legal was contacted by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to discuss the Commission referring Western Australian based survivors for advice in relation to potential claims for compensation. Andrew commenced liaising with survivors and lobbying State politicians to attempt to abolish the limitation periods that prevented many survivors from making substantial claims. On 1 July 2018 legislation abolishing those limitation periods came into effect.
In 2019, after living and working in Sydney, New South Wales, Andrew returned to Bradley Bayly Legal where he recommenced working with survivors of child sexual abuse and in his spare time takes his rescue dog for long walks in the park.