Bianca Apollonio

Senior Associate

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (La Trobe University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Leo Cussen Institute)
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Meet Bianca

Introduction

Bianca is a Senior Associate in our Wills & Estates Team and has over 14 years’ experience working primarily in boutique suburban practices.

She has a particular interest in complex estate planning, and the administration of complicated estates. She works with young families, high net wealth individuals/families and people with sensitive or complicated personal/financial circumstances.

Bianca is known for her kindness, patience, and ability to explain difficult legal concepts in plain English. Her empathetic and pragmatic approach enables her to comfort and support clients in their time of need, and when making difficult life decisions.

Legal areas of expertise

  • Estate Planning (complex) including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medical Treatment Decision Makers, Binding Death Benefit Nominations
  • Acting for Executors / Administrators in applying for Grants of Representation (Probate, Letters of Administration and complex applications (copy wills))
  • Estate Administration – collection, realisation, distribution, Deeds of Family Arrangement
  • Part IV Applications (Testators Family Maintenance Claims) – claims by family members who have been left out of a will, or have been left an inadequate amount
  • Executors Commission
  • Digital Assets

Key industries

  • Private clients
  • Small to medium business owners
  • High next wealth individual / families
  • Accountants and Financial Planners
  • Executors and Administrators

Extra work/interests

Member – Law Institute of Victoria
Member – Victorian Women Lawyers

Outside of work Bianca enjoys cooking up a storm, indulging in Melbourne’s culinary delights and creating lifelong memories with her husband and young daughters.