Bianca Paterson

Lawyer & Mentor

Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Australian Legal Practitioner


At Leo Cussen

Full time lawyer and mentor in the PLT course in SA and for the national online course, providing instruction, coaching and mentoring for law graduates completing the PLT course for admission to the legal profession.


Before Leo Cussen

Worked within the legal profession since 2006. Admitted to the Supreme Courts of Victoria and South Australia in 2013. Worked in general private practice initially and then moved to the Legal Services Commission of SA working as a general practice solicitor and then as a specialist advocate for women escaping violence. Extensive experience in criminal law and advocacy, and most recently in specialist family violence law, including intervention orders.



Bianca is a member of the Law Society of South Australia.


Achievements/Special Interests

Special interest in family violence and access to justice issues, for which I won a Law Society Access to Justice Award in 2021. Outside of the law, I love travelling, outdoor activities and keeping fit, the beach, and spending time with family and friends.