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WHAT WE DO

Are you looking for a legal team who genuinely cares about you and your legal matters? A team that removes the legal jargon to deliver concise advice and practical solutions?

Fioro Legal is a boutique law firm led by senior lawyers with global firm experience. This means that you will receive the same level of service as a large law firm, with the personalised one-on-one guidance of a boutique advisory service. What’s more, we’re conveniently located in Beecroft with easy parking – so there’s no need to head into the city for quality legal care.

Fioro Legal has specialised expertise in:
· commercial law;
· sale and purchase of businesses;
· wills, estate planning and probate;
· property law and conveyancing;
· commercial leasing; and
· disputes and litigation.

If you’re looking for a responsive legal team who will listen to what you need and deliver a solution that meets your budget, then Fioro Legal is the firm for you. So, get in touch today. We’d love to help.

WHAT WE DO

Are you looking for a legal team who genuinely cares about you and your legal matters? A team that removes the legal jargon to deliver concise advice and practical solutions?

Fioro Legal is a boutique law firm led by senior lawyers with global firm experience. This means that you will receive the same level of service as a large law firm, with the personalised one-on-one guidance of a boutique advisory service. What’s more, we’re conveniently located in Beecroft with easy parking – so there’s no need to head into the city for quality legal care.

Fioro Legal has specialised expertise in:
· commercial law;
· sale and purchase of businesses;
· wills, estate planning and probate;
· property law and conveyancing;
· commercial leasing; and
· disputes and litigation.

If you’re looking for a responsive legal team who will listen to what you need and deliver a solution that meets your budget, then Fioro Legal is the firm for you. So, get in touch today. We’d love to help.

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MEET THE TEAM

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Fiona Dernikovic

Managing Director | Principal Solicitor

Fiona is a senior lawyer and Notary Public with over 17 years’ experience practising in commercial disputes, corporate law, property and leasing, financial services and superannuation, and wills, estate planning & probate.

Prior to establishing Fioro Legal, Fiona was a Solicitor and Senior Associate at global firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, for 11 years, advising prominent organisations, including Westpac Banking Corporation, Suncorp, QBE, Tabcorp, GPT Group, DP World Australia and AusNet Electricity, on a wide range of commercial matters.

Fiona regularly represents clients in commercial disputes and litigation, regulatory investigations and mediation. During 2018, Fiona assisted Westpac Banking Corporation on its response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Fiona also advises in relation to regulatory obligations and associated risk and compliance measures, particularly in relation to modern slavery, whistleblowing, AML/CTF and privacy regimes. Fiona also has commercial experience, including as the Executive Manager to the Chief Risk Officer of BT Financial Group.

Given her background in financial services and superannuation, Fiona also advises individuals and families in relation to wills, estate planning and probate matters.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws  (Honours I), Macquarie University, 2006
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Law, Macquarie University, 2006
NSW Bar Association Prize for Advocacy or Ethics, 2006
Golden Key International Honour Society, 2004
Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW, 2007
Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (Wills and Estates), College of Law (NSW), 2021
Finalist – Businessperson of the Year 2022, 2023, Northern Districts Local Business Awards

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Julia Hall

Senior Solicitor

Commencing her legal career at international law firm, Allens, Julia worked in their Perth, Sydney and Hong Kong offices as a solicitor and senior associate across a broad range of commercial and banking and finance matters. Julia also worked as a solicitor in the Office of the General Counsel at Macquarie University for 5 years and, more recently, consulted to junior mining company, Megado Gold Limited, managing its listing process on the ASX.

Julia currently consults to The College of Law (NSW), assessing students enrolled in their Practical Legal Training Course, particularly in the areas of ethics, commercial and corporate, banking and finance and administrative law.

Julia is an accomplished linguist, speaking Spanish (conversationally fluent), Japanese (spoken and written competent), French (beginner) and German (beginner). 

Julia works across our corporate and commercial, property and wills & estates practices. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts and Japanese), University of Western Australia
Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW

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Rowena Eastman

Practice Manager

Rowena is a highly experienced executive assistant, having supported various senior partners at global firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, for 38 years prior to joining Fioro Legal in 2023. 

Rowena is our Practice Manager, overseeing key administrative, financial and operational procedures within the firm. She also assists our Principal Solicitor with the development and implementation of firm policies and business development strategies. Personable and highly professional, Rowena is focused on providing a high calibre of service to clients and is always happy to answer any questions about our services.

Rowena manages all bookings at the firm and will likely be your first point of contact at Fioro Legal. 

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Maeve McCarthy

Senior Solicitor

Maeve is a senior lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in commercial and insurance disputes, financial services, intellectual property (trade marks, patents, copyright, confidential information) and directors’ duties and corporate governance (for both established businesses and start-ups). She also has extensive knowledge in relation to administrative and regulatory law (including issues arising from decisions of bodies such as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the ATO, ASIC, APRA and SafeWork NSW). 

Maeve’s experience includes time as a solicitor, barrister and in-house lawyer, as well as stints on the senior leadership teams of some major financial services businesses.

Maeve undertook her studies at Macquarie University and the University of Technology and works across our corporate and commercial, property, litigation and wills & estates practices.

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Shirley Yeung

Senior Solicitor

With 3 young children and living locally in the Beecroft/Epping/Hills district, Shirley has a deep understanding of the issues facing households in this catchment area.  

Shirley’s previous experience working in some of Australia’s leading law firms and financial services teams – with a particular focus on superannuation and funds management – means she is ideally placed to help you draft a will, advise on superannuation matters or design an estate planning package fit for your needs.

Shirley is also an Adjunct Lecturer of The College of Law (NSW), teaching law graduates in their Practical Legal Training.

In her free time, Shirley can be found on the touchline of a soccer game, at a gymnastics competition, or running the City2Surf.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW

CONTACT US

info@fiorolegal.com.au

0481 84 84 50

Suite 2, Level 1, 11 Wongala Crescent, Beecroft NSW 2119 (Access via Hannah Street)

We look forward to assisting you.