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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.
Pensions & Trusts
During pupillage Bianca gained experience in pensions under the supervision of David E Grant. She has since assisted a number of pension matters including limitation, quantum of pension loss and liberation.
Bianca assisted The Pensions Regulator in a relation to a high-profile pension fraud.
Recent cases include:
Bennett v NHS – Bianca advised in a pension overpayment claim in relation to the change of position and limitation defences.
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
- International Court of Justice Grant, Lincoln College, 2013
- Drucker Prize, Lincoln College, 2012
- German (fluent)
- French (advanced)
- Brazilian Portuguese (elementary)
Areas of Law
- Business Crime
- Clinical Negligence
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Financial Services
- Pensions & Trusts
- Personal Injury
- International Illness, Injury & Travel
- Professional Negligence