Bianca has a broad civil practice, with a focus upon commercial disputes, administrative law, contracts and equity. Bianca has particular experience in commercial litigation, as well as maritime and shipping law. She has appeared in the Supreme Court of Queensland, led by senior counsel, as well as appearing as sole counsel in applications before each of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Magistrates Court.
Before being called to the bar, Bianca was the Associate to the Honourable Justice David Jackson in the Supreme Court of Queensland and has held academic positions in administrative law, and maritime and commercial law. Bianca holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction from the University of Oxford.
Bianca has also been appointed as the Sub-Editor for the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (Queensland) and is responsible for assisting the Editor with the publication of the weekly Queensland Law Reporter.
Recent matters as a barrister include being briefed:
› to appear as sole counsel in applications before the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Magistrates Court;
› in a trial, led by senior counsel, over debts alleged to be owed by a company in liquidation in the Supreme Court of Queensland;
› in a dispute arising from a mortgagee sale in possession and alleged breaches of the mortgagee’s duty of care;
› by a mortgagee in a commercial tenancy dispute; and
› in an arbitration arising from a complex construction dispute.
Matters as a solicitor include:
› disputes relating to commercial contracts including an arbitration arising from disputed charges under a water supply agreement, litigation arising from an alleged breach of a distribution agreement and significant litigation regarding alleged breaches of a vessel construction agreement;
› assisting offshore oil and gas entities with many aspects of their business, including shipping matters, customs and quarantine, health and safety, contractual obligations and other relevant regulatory frameworks; and
› appearing before the Mental Health Review Tribunal on behalf of LawRight (formerly QPILCH).
2017 Sub-Editor for the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (Queensland)
Bar Association of Queensland
2016 Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction), University of Oxford (Magdalen College)
2013 Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), University of Queensland
2013 Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Queensland
2016 University of Oxford Law Faculty Prize for Best Performance in the International Law of the Sea Paper
2013 University of Queensland Law Society Medal for the Most Outstanding Graduate of the Year
2013 Valedictorian of Law, University of Queensland
2013 Dean’s Honour Roll Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Bachelor of Commerce