Renée Bianchi commenced practice as a barrister in 2013.
Before being called to the Bar, Renée was a litigation solicitor, specialising in public liability, product liability, and professional indemnity matters. Since being at the Bar, she has built up a diverse practice in equity, common law, and commercial matters. She appears regularly in a variety of jurisdictions in New South Wales, and interstate.
Renée graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice.
Renée is currently the Vice President of Australian Women Lawyers and the Immediate Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales. Renée is also a member of the Women Barristers Forum, the NSW Bar Association’s Diversity and Equality Committee, and the Law Council of Australia’s Equal Opportunity Committee. She is a Past President of NSW Young Lawyers and the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales, and a Past Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
She is also a volunteer with Girl Guides Australia and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts; as well as the Board Secretary of the B Miles Women’s Foundation.
Renée was a finalist in the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales ‘Barrister of the Year’ category in 2017, and was recognised by the University of Newcastle in its 2019 Alumni Awards for her exceptional community service, particularly for her service to the legal profession. Doyle’s Guide has listed her in its Wills and Estates Litigation Leading Lawyers list since 2016, naming her as a Leading Junior Counsel in this area since 2019.