Meet The Team


Senior Counsel BA(Hons) Barrister At Law

Vijay practised as a Barrister and also as a Solicitor in U.K from 1977 until mid of 1979.

He was appointed as a Crown Counsel in The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Fiji from 1979 to 1981 and prosecuted criminal cases ranging from murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, fraud and larceny.

In December 1981 he resigned as Crown Counsel and joined a private law firm namely, Vijaya Parmanandan & Company in Fiji as a Criminal Defence Lawyer.

In November 1982 he opened his own law firm in Suva, Fiji under the Name & Style of Maharaj & Associates.

During the period between 1982 and 2012 carried out varied legal works, namely;

  • appearing as Counsel before a Royal Commission of Inquiry in Fiji presided by Sir John White (1984) as Legal Counsel for Australian researcher, Rosemarie Gallispie.
  • appearing as Counsel before Public Service Appeals Board and also before Industrial Tribunals.
  • conducted various civil and criminal trials.
  • Appointed as a Sole Disciplinary Tribunal by Fiji Islands Revenue & Customs Authority in 2007
  • considering submissions, writing rulings and handing down decisions on disciplinary matters.

Positions held by Vijay:

    • Chairperson of FRCA Appeals Board from 2007 – 2011.
    • A Board Director of Land Transport Authority since May, 2008
    • A Former Director of the Water Authority of Fiji since 2011 to 2021
    • Former Chairman of LTA from 2015 to May 2020

Commissioner for Oaths Notary Public
B.A(Hons). G. Inst. M
Barrister, Inner Temple(U.K)

63 Marks Street, 3rd Floor,
Deoji Building, Suva

Postal Address:
G. P.O Box 951
Suva, Fiji Islands

Phone: (679) 3312822 / 3312983/ 3312337

Fax: (679) 3301822




A Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Fiji. Mr. Kushagra Lachman graduated from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) in 2023. He was admitted to the Bar in October 2023.

Before joining Vijay Maharaj Lawyers in 2023, Mr. Lachman gained experience at R. Patel Lawyers as a Legal Intern and at the same time served as a Senior Peer Mentor at the University of the South Pacific between 2021 and 2023, where he facilitated weekly group sessions aimed at enhancing mentees comprehension of the organization's resources, policies, and procedures.

Mr. Lachman is involved in various areas of practice involving Family Law, Will and Estate, Torts, Personal Injury, Conveyancing and Civil and Commercial Litigation in general.

VIJAY P MAHARAJDirector / Principal Lawyer
SHAMMI SINGHManager/ Accounts/ Law Clerk
MERELITALaw Clerk/ Secretary
ANADispatch / Service Clerk
DARSHIKAReceptionist / Dispatch Clerk