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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. She has a particular interest in international arbitration.
Advocacy experience includes High Court and County Court hearings, multiday Employment Tribunal work, inquests at the Coroner’s Court and hearings at the Crown Court.
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.
Bianca speaks fluent German, advanced French and elementary Brazilian Portuguese.
Bianca is licensed to undertake public access work.
Pensions & Trusts
Bianca has assisted in a number of pension matters including limitation, quantum of pension loss and liberation. She 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.
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.
Bianca is a contributor to Atkins Pensions Court Forms.
Appointments & Memberships
- 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
- International Court of Justice Grant, Lincoln College, 2013
- Drucker Prize, Lincoln College, 2012
- German (fluent)
- French (advanced)
- Brazilian Portuguese (elementary)
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Areas of Law
- Business Crime
- Clinical Negligence
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Financial Services
- Pensions & Trusts
- Personal Injury
- International Injury & Travel
- Private Client
- Professional Negligence