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Nandhini Padmanathan

lawyer | notary public | worker

Nan is a lawyer at Franklin Law. She consults with employees and other workers during Franklin Law’s Consultation Clinic and assists with the firm’s employment, human rights, and labour law cases. 

In both her native country of Singapore and adopted home of Toronto, Nan has lived and worked alongside a rich mosaic of cultures. She draws on these experiences to bring a broad perspective to every case. She has worked as supermarket floor worker, a door-to-door salesperson, and even sold sunglasses to pay for school.

After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, Nan cut her teeth in Toronto’s legal aid system. She won the Administrative Law prize in her final year of law school. She fought for social justice as a summer student at Parkdale Community Legal Services and Community Legal Clinic of York Region. She also advocated for change in the lives of clients as a caseworker at West Toronto Community Legal Services before returning to Parkdale Community Legal Services to complete her articles.

Since articling, Nan has represented workers at the Ministry of Labour, at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, in Superior Court and at the many adjudicative boards of the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario. In negotiation and at trial, Nan’s resolve, preparation and adaptability have served her clients well.

Advocating for worker’s rights has been truly a privilege for Nan. She is proud to be joining the fight against injustice in the workplace with the team at Franklin Law. 

In her spare time, Nan enjoys fall hikes, cooking without following a recipe and listening to True Crime podcasts. Nan speaks Tamil.

Nan Padmanathan