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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.

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

Bianca is qualified to work on a public access basis.

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.

Pensions & Trusts

Bianca has assisted in 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 matters include:

  • G v Ministry of Defence – advising as to whether a retired Gurkha had a legitimate expectation to be paid the same pension as a UK army officer, and on the fairness of the transfer from the Gurkha Pension to the government gratuity scheme and to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975
  • Public body-advising on the implications of Brexit on social security legislation
  • Re T Fund – advising in relation to the interpretation of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015
  • B v NHS – advising in relation to the change of position and limitation defences in a pension overpayment claim.

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
  • 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)

Bianca Venkata is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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