Rocco Loiacono is a lecturer in the Masters of Translation Studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and at the Curtin University Law School, where he teaches in the Property Law and Advanced Legal Research units. He has an LLB and a Diploma in Modern Languages (First Class Honours) from UWA. He practised as a lawyer for ten years, most of that time at Clayton Utz, one of Australia’s largest law firms. Rocco was awarded his PhD (from UWA) in 2014: his particular research interest is the translation difficulties arising from the differences that exist between continental legal systems and the English common law, and he has published widely on this research in peer-reviewed journals of translation, linguistics and law. R occo is a NAATI Accredited Translator (Italian>English) and has served on the following AUSIT committees: Education (as Secretary), Awards and Events and the WA Branch Committee.