- Ciaran is a Partner of Turner Freeman and is the manager of our Gold Coast office. He joined the firm in 2012 and practices exclusively in compensation law. Prior to joining Turner Freeman, he had exposure to criminal, insurance as well as banking and finance law.
- His practice involves a wide range of compensation claims in Queensland and New South Wales, which involves travelling all over South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales to meet clients. Ciaran also regularly works out of our Cairns office acting for clients living in North Queensland.
- Ciaran primarily runs claims through the New South Wales and Queensland courts as well as their workers’ compensation schemes. He also pursues claims under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme with Comcare and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and has run claims in the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation and in the United Kingdom. Ciaran has pursued appeals through the QIRC and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and has sought reviews with iCare and the Workers’ Compensation Regulator.
- Due to the variety of Ciaran’s practice, he needs to advise clients of their rights in different jurisdictions.
Ciaran is passionate about helping people who have been wronged or injured, as well as their families. As nobody’s circumstances are the same, Ciaran believes people deserve individual advice to address the complex nature of compensation litigation. Ciaran provides straight to the point and clear advice to his clients and enjoys taking on challenging matters and achieving great results.
- Outside of his work, Ciaran enjoys travelling and living on the Gold Coast where he can spend time at the beach with his wife and his dog.
- On weekends, you will regularly find Ciaran playing, watching or attending sporting events. Ciaran is a supporter of the Burleigh Bears Rugby League club and regularly watches their games at Pizzey Park at Miami.
What Ciaran’s Clients Say about Him
- “To describe Ciaran as being dogged and tenacious would be a gross understatement, he just never gave up.” G.L. – Cairns
- “I would like to thank Ciaran for his professionalism, expertise and sound advice during the process of my late husband and my compensation claims.” D.N. – Everton Park
Memberships & Associations
- Admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Member of the Queensland Law Society and the Gold Coast District Law Association
- Graduate of the Queensland University of Technology