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Bianca Venkata

Bianca Venkata

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Bianca joined Chambers as a tenant in 2015 after successfully completing pupillage. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice including commercial litigation, probate, employment & discrimination, financial services, personal injury, inquests and international related matters.

Bianca has a BCL from Lincoln College, University of Oxford, and a first-class law degree from the University of Manchester. She is a former solicitor, having qualified at Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May in 2012.

Prior to starting pupillage, Bianca was a judicial assistant to the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas at the Court of Appeal from April to July 2014. She was a research assistant at the Law Commission in the Common Law and Commercial Team in 2013-2014. She undertook a stage at the European Court of Human Rights in 2012.

Advocacy experience includes High Court and County Court hearings, multiday Employment Tribunal work, inquests at the Coroner’s Court and preliminary hearings at the Crown Court.

Bianca speaks fluent German, advanced French and elementary Brazilian Portuguese.

Employment & Discrimination

Bianca appears as Counsel in a variety of employment and discrimination cases in relation to unlawful deduction of wages and breach of contract claims, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, redundancy, victimisaton, harassment, disability discrimination, race discrimination, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity and sex discrimination claims. She drafts pleadings for employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal cases, and has advised on a variety of employment claims including litigation strategy and settlement offers. Bianca receives instructions from Claimants and Respondents.

Bianca was instructed as junior counsel in the High Court in a claim resisting an injunction and summary judgment. She assisted as junior counsel in McCloud & others v The Lord Chancellor & others (the judicial pensions’ litigation), one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2016.

She is a volunteer at ELIPS (Employment Litigation in Person Scheme) at Central London Tribunal.

Recent cases include:

C v Goslings Farm, a three day pregnancy and maternity discrimination and victimisation claim at Huntingdon Employment Tribunal

W v Tesco, a sexual orientation discrimination, harassment and victimisation claim at East London Employment Tribunal

F v Haringey Council, a three day race discrimination, harassment and victimisation claim at Watford Employment Tribunal

Appointments & Memberships

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Financial Services Law Association
  • London Very Young Arbitration Practitioners
  • Attorney General’s Panel, Junior Junior Scheme (2016-2017)
  • Lex Anglo Brasil

Awards

  • International Court of Justice Grant, Lincoln College, 2013
  • Drucker Prize, Lincoln College, 2012

Languages

  • German (fluent)
  • French (advanced)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (elementary)
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