Barbieri Borsacchi & Partners benefits from the continuative collaboration  of five younger legal professionals (two partners and three Of Counsel) working in full synergy in complementary sectors, thus allowing the activity of the Firm to develop in many areas of civil litigation and criminal justice.

Sandra Berretti was born on 22 January 1968 in Massa Marittima (Grosseto).

 She obtained her college graduation in linguistic with the highest marks and a degree in law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pisa with a first grade cum laude discussing a thesis in Constitutional Law entitled “The evolution of the principle of separation of powers from the classical model to the function of political address. The Italian anomaly “, under the guidance of Prof. Giuseppe Volpe, with whom she collaborated in the university immediately after graduating ( she published in the journal “Constitutional Jurisprudence” Year XLII Fasc. 3, 1997, ed. Giuffré, Milan, a comment to a judgment entitled “The integrability of governmental deliberation to challenge regional law”).

After completing her traineeship at the Law Firm Barbieri Borsacchi in Pisa, she  successfully achieved the qualification as a Lawyer, and then she was admitted at Pisa’s Bar Association.  The professional activity has converged her interests in civil law and in civil litigation, mainly dealing with liability, especially in professional negligence. She attended  the course of Higher Education “The Health responsibility between jurisprudence and litigation techniques “held by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In the area of Family Law and Children care she attended  The Specialization Course in community Law for legal practitioners organized by the Bar Council  of Pisa in collaboration with the International Section of the Department of Public Law of the University of Pisa, and the local Court and with the contribution of the European Commission in the framework of the Robert Schuman Action. She also gained significant experience in litigation both at the Ordinary Courts and at the Juvenile Court. 

She has been member since 2008 of the Italian Association of Family Lawyers (AIAF), for which she has currently been appointed as coordinator in charge for  the Pisa Committee: she actively participates at its formative and associative activities . She takes part annually in meetings, study seminars, workshops and conferences, also as rapporteur, in the field of family law and children care, which could be considered one of the fields of her specialisation. She took part in the initiatives launched in   secondary and high school in Pisa by  Pisa Bar Association  with the aim of spreading the culture of  legality and the knowledge of the Constitution, as well as of the culture of  health responsibility.

She graduated in piano in 1990 at the Conservatorio Piero Mascagni in Livorno and she continues to devote herself to classical music  in her free time. She is a passionate reader and an amateur painter. She has a good knowledge of both English and  French, in reading, speaking and writing.

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Dr. Silvia Taccini was born the 10th of August 1977 in Pisa , where she began and developed much of her academic and professional career. 

After obtaining the high school graduation at the Liceo Scientifico U. Dini of Pisa, she graduated in law at the University of Pisa School of Law, with First Honour Degree  under the supervision and guidance of Prof. Francesca Giardina, with a thesis entitled “Minor and civil responsibility”. By continuing on the same track, she obtained a scholarship funded by the Committee for International Adoptions- (Department of Social and family Policies)  to take part as a Phd student  in the Doctoral Program of Private law at the Department of Private Law “U. Natoli” of the University of Pisa, School of Law. She concluded the research path with the discussion of the doctoral thesis entitled “The adopted between biological origins and hospitality. Family, Truth, Identity “(Supervisor and Director of Studies tutor Prof. Francesca Giardina) and she qualified as Doctor in Law. She did her traineeship within Barbieri Borsacchi Law Firm, successfully  achieving, at the end, the qualification as a Lawyer.  She is currently enrolled at Pisa’s Bar Association. She practices both independently and in  continuous collaboration with the Firm  in civil litigation,  with particular regard to area of civil liability, family law and children care.

She defines Minors Law and children care, in particular, her area of academic and professional specialisation, with specific reference to the theme of national and international adoptions.

She participated in the Study Group on Family and Minors Law, established by Superior School of Advocacy (Foundation of the National Bar Council), she attended as speaker at several conferences in the field of  civil liability and litigation and she is  author of numerous scientific publications in her area of specialisation [i.e. «L’adottato straniero e la sua condizione di bambino migrante: dalla conoscenza delle origini al rispetto della identità culturale», in Questioni di Diritto di Famiglia, settembre 2015; «Sottrazione internazionale: sul rimpatrio sceglie il minore capace di discernimento», nota a Cass. n. 5237/2014, in La Nuova giurisprudenza civile commentata n. 9/2014, 793; «Verità e segreto nella vicenda dell’adozione: il contributo della Corte costituzionale», nota a Corte cost. n. 278/2013, in Le Nuove Leggi Civili Commentate, n. 2/2014, 405; «Il sistema della responsabilità civile dei genitori tra profili di protezione e di garanzia», in Danno e responsabilità, n. 1/2008, 5;  «Accertamento della paternità a fini successori e comparazione genetica collaterale», in Famiglia e diritto, n. 10/2008, 869; «Comportamento violento e controllo della famiglia», in Danno e responsabilità, n. 10/2007,1025]. She is an active member of the Observatory Association on Family Law, section of Pisa. She is enrolled to the Special Registry of the Legal Aid Lawyers in Civil Litigation. 

She had a professional and and semi-professional experience in the disciplines of modern dance, which she practiced and subsequently taught at the Arabesque Artistic Association of Sabrina De Cristofano, based in Pisa, and of  corporal expression in Theatre  (devoting herself  also to the conception and composition of choreographies). She collaborated with some theatre companies as choreographer and dancer (the theatre Group Il Canovaccio, directed by Giuseppe Raimo, and the Crocchio dei Goliardi Spensierati, directed by Lorenzo Gremigni).

She has  a good knowledge of English, speaking, listening and writing.

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Counsel Marianna Fiorillo was born on 19.12.1978 in Pisa , where she started and completed her academic and professional training in Law.

She obtained high school graduation in the scientific field  at the Liceo Scientifico U. Dini  in Pisa.

After having successfully attended a course for computer operator, promoted by the European Social Fund together with with the Province of Pisa at the Vocational Training Centre of Pisa from 16/11/2000 to 30/03/2001, she carried out a period of internship at the CNA ( National Confederation of crafts and small and medium-sized enterprises) in Pisa.

She has had many professional experiences, carried out in conjunction with the attendance of her academic studies, including: an indefinite contract by analyst programmer, software developer in the division Product analysis and development (at AXIOMA Group in Cinisello B. (Mi)); a collaboration as Clerk at the Rasbank of Pisa (Office of Financial Promoters), with the task of managing data with Excel, management of the paper archive, appointments, shipments and weekly control of the  Economic-Financial press review

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Juridical Sciences with a First Grade Honour at the University of Pisa, Schoo of Law, discussing a thesis entitled “The Sources of integration of the contract: Tradition and innovation”, under the supervision of Prof. U. Breccia, then she obtained a Master’s degree in Law (in Private Law), First Honour Degree, with a thesis entitled “Function and structure of the modus in the donation and in the Free Shop”, under the supervision of Prof. L. Bruscuglia.

She successfully carried out her traineeship at the  Law Firm Barbieri-Borsacchi of Pisa and after two years she obtained the qualification to practice as a lawyer. She is enrolled to the Pisa’s Bar Association and she practices mainly in the field of private law and civil litigation even  in continuous collaboration with the Firm, dealing mainly with contract law, property law and real estate, civil liability, intellectual property.

She has an excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office package (and related, such as Open Office), Windows and MAC OS operating systems. She got an ECDL licence (European Computer Licence).

She has a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken, and she obtained an intermediate level certification at CLI (Interdepartmental Linguistic Center) in Pisa.


 Elena Borsacchi was born on 12.05.1986 in Pisa, where she attended most of her studies and where she started her career in practice. After obtaining her high school degree in Humanities at the Liceo Classico Galileo Galilei of Pisa, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law with a First Grade Honour,  discussing a thesis in Criminal Law, under the supervision of Prof. G.A. De Francesco at  the University of Pisa School of Law.    She got a master’s degree in Law with First Grade Honour at the University of Pisa School of Law, with a dissertation in Criminal Law entitled “The Suitas of the conduct”, Rapporteur Prof. G.A. De Francesco. Thanks to an Erasmus Placement Scholarship, she spent four months working at the Cabinet International De Arcangelis de Paris in the field of french criminal law and migration matters. After graduation she continued her postgraduate career at University La Sapienza in Rome, where she completed the Diploma of Master of  II level in “Law of the Minors” with a thesis entitled “The Responsibility for civil and criminal conduct of the minor “, in conjunction with the beginning of the traineeship, carried out for two years mainly in the field of criminal proceedings under the guidance of her mentor, Salvatore Salidu of Pisa.

During her training contract, she participated actively in numerous training projects born from the commitment and the vivid creativity of the School of Italian National Bar,  namely in particular, the journal  Culture & Rights and  the activity of the lawyers’ delegation of the “Presidio Lampedusa”, active on the island in support to the Italian Coast Guard struggling with the emergency management of the migration crisis. From 2013 she is a part time PhD student   at Middlesex University of London in the field of international criminal justice, with particular attention to the subject of the effectivity of defence guarantees. The protection of fundamental rights, with particular attention to the issues linked to immigration according to the European approach, and international criminal justice may be enlisted among her areas of specialisation. She is author of some publications. She is junior partner of the Law Firm Barbieri Borsacchi & Partners of Pisa, where she completed her training period in the field of civil litigation and where she now deals mainly with criminal matters, criminal family law and several specific aspects of  civil liability. She continuously works  side by side with the Salidu Law Firm in Pisa, where she used to train as a trainee lawyer. She used to live halfway between Italy (Pisa) and England (Bristol and London) for professional and family reasons. In 2018 she was admitted as a Registered European Lawyer at the Bar of England and Wales and  since March 2019 she is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, waiting for the issuing of her ‘ Certificate of Practice ‘ which will allow her to practice in English jurisdiction under some limitations. She is fluent in English (IELTS ) and French (DELF), she has a good knowledge of Spanish and basic knowledge of German. In a.y. 2019/2020 she was appointed as an hourly paid lecturer at Middlesex University School of Law within the course of Law600, World Literature and Fundamental Rights. She is an active member of the UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) where she has been appointed as Deputy Director of Publications,   of the Italian Criminal Bar Association, Pisa’s Committee, of AIAF (Associazione Avvocati per la Famiglia e per I Minori) and of the Mindfulness in Law Society. She has developed a significant experience in charity  (she used to be a member of  Italian Red Cross) and in her spare time she enjoys some of her great passions, such as natural horse riding in the countryside, swimming, running, music, theatre and reading/writing. 

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Counsel Maria Letizia Ventrice was born in Catanzaro on the 1st of April 1973 and for years she has been resident in Pisa, where she accomplished much of her own academic and professional training.

After high school graduation in Science at the Liceo Scientificao, she graduated from the University of Pisa School of Law, with a First Honour Degree, discussing a thesis in Commercial Law entitled “Acts unrelated to the social object”, under the guidance of Prof. Teti and Prof. Piras as supervisors. After having completed her traineeship in Pisa, she obtained the qualification as a Lawyer and she was admitted to the Pisa’s Bar Association, where she is still enrolled to.

For three years she collaborated as an Of Counsel with the Astolfo Di Amato and Associati of Law Firm in Rome, dealing with contract, civil litigation, corporate law and tax law.

In 2008 she started to continuously collaborate with  Barbieri Borsacchi Law Firm in Pisa, where she deals with disputes in the field of civil law, with specific regard to the area of tax law and company law which she considers her own area of specialisation. 

She has a good knowledge of English, in writing, speaking and listening, as well as basic knowledge of  French.

Passionate about Travel, she also devotes herself to tennis and swimming, and to poetry. She also creates jewellery. as an amateur. 

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