Ciro Figaro – From Italy to Australia with Love

November 8th, 2016 by
Practice insights

Many foreign students move to Australia to fulfil their dream of being a lawyer. It’s a nation ranked among the Top 10 Countries in Which to Practise Law, which, combined with its #2 global ranking for quality of life, makes it a comely prospect for any would-be lawyer.

For Italian-born Australian lawyer Ciro Figaro, however, the pursuit of law was always more than a career. A soon-to-be graduate of the College of Law, Figaro began his legal career on the sun-kissed streets of Naples, where he dreamed of opposing the Camorra crime clans that were working to corrupt his city from within.



Practitioner Profile: Nicola Maher, Dust Disease Litigator

September 20th, 2016 by
dust litigation

In the fight against dust disease, the law can be a potent tool. While it can’t heal the symptoms of illnesses like asbestosis, mesothelioma or Coal Miners Black Lung, it can impose consequences on the conditions that can lead to dust disease. By doing so, legal action can both compensate the current victims of dust disease and spare the fate of future victims.

Such is the role of lawyers like Nicola Maher, a dust disease litigation lawyer at law firm Turner Freeman. Having been admitted in 2015, Maher quickly joined the effort to represent asbestos victims.