Ani joined Compensation Partners in March 2019. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at University of Sydney in 2011, and commenced a Juris Doctor degree at Sydney University Law School shortly after. Passionate about helping people effected by trauma, Ani’s experience is primarily in the field of institutional child sexual abuse law (personal injury). She was previously employed at Ellis Legal, Lawyers & Advocates, where she was the first point of call for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, contributing to countless successful out-of-court settlements against offending religious, educational, government, sporting, military and correctional and out-of-home-care institutions.
Between 2017 and 2018, Ani assisted clients in her local North Ryde community, gaining experience in a wide range of practice areas including family law, child custody disputes, wills and probate, criminal law, conveyancing and CTP claims. In 2018 Ani undertook the immense responsibility as team paralegal for the child abuse law team at Shine Lawyers, where she spear-headed compensation claims against both institutions and individual perpetrators, as well as leading the team’s admin in the Sydney branch. Alongside common law claims, Ani also worked closely with the Royal Commission’s National Redress Scheme and the Defence Force Ombudsman to help vulnerable clients hold institutions accountable for historical physical and sexual abuse.
Dealing with complex cases involving institutional vicarious liability has provided Ani with valuable insight into personal injury law. Her particular interest and keen understanding of childhood and intergenerational trauma means that she has a client-orientated, personable, compassionate and resilient approach to her role as paralegal.
During her time at Sydney Law School, Ani volunteered as a mentor for incarcerated girls a Juniperina Juvenile Centre, and plans to return to university to complete her Juris Doctor degree in the near future. Ani is fluent in spoken and written Armenian, and hopes to improve her understanding of spoken Russian.