Our People

Angela Sdrinis

Angela Sdrinis

Angela graduated with an Arts/Law degree in 1982 and commenced practice handling workers compensation claims for injured workers. Between 1985 and 1986, Angela worked as an Industrial and Legal Officer for the Federated Fire Fighter’s Union. In 1986, Angela returned to personal injuries and has been a personal injuries Law Institute Accredited specialist since 1993. Angela is supported by a team of experienced solicitors and paralegals dedicated to the provision of expert, trauma informed legal advice. Angela is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

 

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Anjali Fernandes

Anjali Fernandes

Anjali completed her Bachelor of Law degree at Deakin University and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2015. Anjali practices predominately in Institutional Abuse matters and Superannuation and TPD claims. She appreciates the challenges of litigation and enjoys working closely as part of a team of lawyers to achieve the best outcomes for the client. Anjali is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

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David Longano

David Longano

 

David is a solicitor with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University majoring in Criminology and the focus of his thesis was Sexual Assault. He completed his Bachelor of Laws in 2017 and has been with the firm since February of 2018 where he is working in the area of Institutional Historical Abuse. David is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

 

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Gino De Biase

Gino De Biase

Gino is a senior consultant at Angela Sdrinis Legal and has been a LIV Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law since 1993. He has over 35 years extensive experience, across all aspects of defendant and plaintiff personal injury matters, having worked with leading, mid-tier national law firms and also at the TAC.
His areas of expertise include: Common Law Serious Injury Applications, Complex Statutory Compensation, Transport Accidents, WorkCover, ComCare, Medical Negligence, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Crimes Compensation, Industrial Accidents and Insurance Litigation. Gino is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

 

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Jonathan De Biase

Jonathan De Biase

Jonathan has completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting. Jonathan is undertaking his Practical Legal Training with the firm and will be admitted to legal practice in 2019. He is passionate about his work in institutional abuse and strives for positive resolutions for clients.

 

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Kim Sweeney

Kim Sweeney

Kim is a Senior Law Clerk with 18 years’ experience. Her areas of interest include Crimes Compensation, Comcare, workers’ compensation and institutional abuse. She currently works in the VOCAT practice assisting Victims of Crime with their claims. Kim has studied Personal Training and enjoys playing tennis, paddle boarding and snow skiing.

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Nina Vallins

Nina Vallins

 

Nina Vallins started working with Angela Sdrinis Legal in August 2016, having previously worked as a Judge’s Associate in the County Court and with another personal injury law firm. She was admitted as a lawyer in February 2018. She represents survivors of institutional abuse, particularly former wards of the State, and residents of the Ballarat Children’s Home and St Luke’s Home. Nina also represents clients in Sentencing Act Applications for compensation. Nina also has a particular interest in police liability in negligence for failing to protect victims of family violence and has published on this topic.

Prior to studying law, Nina worked in community and international development, particularly with women in the sex industry and in the promotion of women’s rights. Nina was the Executive Director of Project Respect from 2007 - 2010, where she led successful advocacy campaigns, including reforms in immigration law to better protect victims of people trafficking.

Nina has completed an Arts (Honours) degree in anthropology and French; a Masters of Social Science and Planning; and a Juris Doctor Degree. Whilst a law student, Nina was shortlisted for Law Student of the Year in the 2017 Victorian Legal Awards; and won the Michael Taussig QC Family Law Essay Award (2016), a Monash Law Achievement Award (2016) and the Blackwood Family Lawyers Prize for Principles of Family Law (2015). Nina was awarded an internship with the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law in 2015.

Nina is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Australian Lawyers Alliance and Liberty Victoria.

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Sebastian Buscemi

Sebastian Buscemi

Sebastian currently practises as a solicitor with Angela Sdrinis Legal at our Hobart Office. Sebastian graduated with a double degree in Arts and Law from Monash University and has completed his Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law. Sebastian currently focuses on claims for victims of institutional childhood abuse, as well as working in the areas of Comcare and Public Liability. He is an advocate for seeking justice and restitution for the victims of institutional abuse. Sebastian believes it is crucial to not cause further trauma during the claims process, and taking a holistic approach is a core component of achieving appropriate justice for victims. Sebastian is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

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Sharmiah Sritharan

Sharmiah Sritharan

Sharmiah Sritharan, an Associate at AS Legal is a personal injury lawyer with a particular interest in Comcare and Institutional Abuse claims.  

She has a diverse background, working in personal injury litigation; Department of Human Services; Department of Education and Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy. Her skills were further developed whilst working as a programme manager for a renowned charity in Singapore, working closely with the Ministry of Health.

Sharmiah’ s passion for advancing her client's rights, coupled with her diverse skill set, enables her to manage their claims with both compassion and expertise. Sharmiah is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

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Zoe Papageorgiou

Zoe Papageorgiou

Zoe completed a Bachelor of Laws degree (with honours) and Arts (with honours) from Monash University. Since her graduation Zoe has completed her graduate training in a commercial firm before settling in the area of personal injury. Zoe practices in the area of institutional abuse with a focus on matters brought against the Catholic Church. In addition, Zoe also practices in the area of Comcare and finds both areas of personal injury law rewarding in their capacity to seek justice for the plaintiff.

Zoe is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

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Law Institute Victoria Accredited Personal Injury Specialists

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Melbourne office (03) 9686 6610
247 Park Street, South Melbourne, Vic 3205
PO Box 42, South Melbourne,VIC 3205

Hobart office (03) 6270 2206
Address Level 3, 85 Macquarie Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000

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