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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Bianca Apollonio Danaher Moulton

Meet Bianca

Introduction

Bianca combines empathy and pragmatism to deliver client-focused solutions. Her primary objective is to help them successfully navigate challenging times or when making important life decisions. Known for her attention to detail, her kindness and patience, Bianca is able to break down complex legal principles into simple terms. She enjoys her role as a mentor to junior staff.

Legal areas of expertise

  • Estate Planning (complex) including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medical Treatment Decision Makers and 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 and 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

Key industries

  • Private clients
  • High net wealth individuals

Extra work/interests

Bianca is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and has undertaken pro bono work at a community legal centre. She enjoys cooking and dining out.

Recent projects / Experience

Acted for a husband/wife who had a complex blended family, including children to multiple partners. Each party wanted to ensure their children were adequately provided for upon their passing. Provided comprehensive and strategic advice, and drafted estate planning documents to meet clients’ wishes and legal obligations.

Acted for the administrator of an Estate who sought an order for Executors Commission after the beneficiaries refused consent. A successful application was brought before the Court and an award for commission was made.

Acted for the Executor of a $34 million estate which was comprised of various family trusts, family companies and testamentary trusts. The Executor agreed with the beneficiaries to administer the estate differently to that proposed by the Will so that the most tax effective results could be achieved for all interested parties. A complex Deed of Family Arrangement was prepared.