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Bianca Balmelli

Bianca Balmelli

Call: 2017


Bianca Balmelli


Bianca joined Littleton in October 2019 on completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas.

Before coming to the Bar, Bianca worked as an advocate in South Africa, where she qualified in 2013. There she advised clients on various commercial disputes, both in the High Court and in Arbitrations.

Dobson v NHS Foundation Trust Case No: 2401798/2017 – Appeared pro bono with Mohinderpal Sethi KC and Sophia Berry for a community nurse in an appeal to the EAT against the dismissal of her indirect sex discrimination and unfair dismissal The appeal succeeded and established that employment tribunals are required to have regard to the “childcare disparity” in indirect sex discrimination claims. Bianca continues to represent the Claimant following a remitted hearing to the ET.

Ncube and others v St George’s, University of London Case No: 2302864/2020, 2307127/2020, 2307128/2020, 2307129/2020, 2307130/2020, 2307131/2020, 2307132/2020 & 2307133/2020 – Led by Sam Neaman in a novel indirect discrimination claim brought by externally employed security guards pursuant to section 41 of the Equality Act 2021, the claim was successfully defended.

Represented former premier league footballer in dispute with a club before FIFA’s dispute resolution chamber and was able to secure a favourable outcome for him.

Represented an Olympic athlete in an anti-doping case and was able to secure a favourable outcome for her.



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