Judge Chettiar was appointed to the Provincial Court of British Columbia on July 31, 2015.  She is assigned to Surrey in the Fraser Region.  She deals with criminal, family, child protection, youth, and civil cases.

Judge Chettiar graduated with her law degree from The University of British Columbia in 1992 and was called to the bar in 1993.  She clerked for the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  She has more than 20 years’ experience in various areas of the law, including administrative law; corporate/commercial; securities; taxation; wills, estates and trusts; and real estate.  She has practiced as a sole practitioner, partner of a national law firm, general counsel, and in-house counsel for public and private corporations. 

Judge Chettiar has served on various provincial administrative tribunals.  Immediately prior to her appointment to the Provincial Court, she served as Vice-Chair of the Property Assessment Appeal Board, and as Mediator and Arbitrator for the Surface Rights Board.  She has also served on various public and private corporate boards.

Judge Chettiar was appointed by the Chief Judge of the BC Provincial Court to Mediate BC’s Board of Directors.