Vanina qualified as a solicitor in September 2016, joining Hunters as a Private Client Associate in October 2018.
She started her training contract with Veale Wasbrough Vizards in September 2014, undertaking seats in Private Client, Commercial and Residential Property and Education, as well as a secondment with an in-house litigation team.
Vanina is fluent in Italian and French, having grown up in both countries. Vanina read for degrees in Development Studies and South East Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and Wolfson College, Oxford. Before deciding to qualify as a solicitor, Vanina worked as an administrator in a non-governmental organisation and for the University of Oxford, as a researcher for Oxfam, and as a paralegal, and volunteered for charities in London and Indonesia. Vanina subsequently achieved distinctions in both the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP and the Legal Practice Course at City University in London.
Vanina undertakes a wide range of private client work, including drafting wills and trust documents, the preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney, the administration of estates and trusts, and providing tax and estate planning advice.
Vanina is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).