Memories of


Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu

This remembrance book is in loving memory of Brandusa, our clever, wise, funny, beautiful, lovely and loving friend and colleague, beloved wife, mum, daughter and sister.  She will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Brandusa joined Kingsley Napley from Taylor Wessing in 2015 as a senior associate. She was our first specialist, non-contentious construction lawyer and became a partner in 2017. In her years with Kingsley Napley, Brandusa developed our construction practice from scratch to become a successful and respected team in the industry.

Many will remember Brandusa most for her dedication to responsible business at Kingsley Napley,  She was a passionate advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in particular, working tirelessly to raise awareness of Diversity and Inclusion issues, and spearheading many of the changes and breakthroughs Kingsley Napley have made in this sphere.

In recognition of her passion and achievements, in December 2020  we inaugurated with Brandusa the annual Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu Award for Diversity & Inclusion.  The purpose of the award is to advance the understanding of Diversity and Inclusion issues in society, through the study and application of law.  Brandusa was very happy that this will be done in her name.


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2020 has taken away many important things from us: the chance to travel, to hug and to experience the wonderful AIJA events in person. But most of all, the year ended by taking away from us a very special colleague: Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu. She passed away on 28 December 2020 after being diagnosed with melanoma …

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Rüdiger Tscherning

Dear Horia and family,  I am so very sorry for your loss. Brandusa was one of the senior trainees when I joined TaylorWessing and I remember how friendly and welcoming she was to us newbies. One of my favorite memories of Brandusa is from a reception at the Romanian embassy, I still remember her …

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Mihaela Berceanu

Words can’t express my deep sorrow for such a great loss. My prayer is that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. I wish there was something I could say or do to lessen the pain. My heart goes out to you during this dark and difficult time. …


Teresa Waite

Dear Horia and Family I had the pleasure of working with Brandusa and the privilege to know an amazing woman.  She was so positive and had a quiet strength about her.  She always greeted you with a smile, was interested in how you were and what you were doing.  She was generous, kind, helpful …

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Matthew Jones

Brandusa will always be with us in our thoughts.  Her qualities are instantly recalled: Brandusa was kind, she was considered, had patience, conviction and plenty of steel. She achieved so much as a specialist construction lawyer in this great, international city of London and will be recounted as a role model – both here …

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Brooke Glover

To Brandusa’s family, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet and work with the wonderful, warm and kind Brandusa. I remember Brandusa so fondly and in particular how welcoming and kind-hearted she was. I am so sorry for your loss and I am sending you all my deepest condolences. I …

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Kerry Smith

Dear Horia and all of Brandusa’s family and friends I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you all.  I was lucky enough to work with Brandusa on several occasions and she was always so friendly, approachable, kind and patient and it was clear to see how loved and respected …

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Colleen Galbraith

I was fortunate to share an office with Brandusa for a short time before we both left TW and she has always been a wonderful mentor to me. Brandusa was a fantastic lawyer, colleague and friend. She was so proud of her family and full of fun. Brandusa is dearly missed. …

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Lauren Evans

Dear Horia and family I worked with Brandusa at KN and know how deeply she will be missed there. Brandusa was warm, welcoming and would light up the room, particularly at AIJA events – you knew it would be a fun evening with Brandusa there. She was a brilliant ambassador for the firm and …

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Alexandra Bishop

Dear Horia and family, I am so sorry for your loss and I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. I first got to know Brandusa through the Charities Committee at KN and then we realised that we lived near to each other in Dulwich/Herne Hill so we would occasionally commute into …

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Louise Thompson

Brandusa and I worked together at Taylor Wessing. She will forever be remembered as a talented lawyer, a kind and caring person and an inspiration. Taken far too early but wow, what an impact she made (professionally and personally) in her short life.  …

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Dear Brandusa’s family. I was lucky enough to know Brandusa when she came to Conergy for a year around 2015 on secondment from TW, and she continued to do work for Conergy whilst at both TW and KN. She was an amazingly beautiful, gentle and genuine soul. She taught me a lot and what …

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Harriet Brown

Dear Hoira and family, I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you all. I feel very lucky to have worked with Brandusa. She was always patient and kind, intelligent and thoughtful, quick-witted and had an excellent sense of humour. She championed growth, equality and diversity in everything she did …

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Caroline Day

Dear Horia and family, and all of Brandusa’s close family and friends, I am so very sorry for your loss, Brandusa was taken too soon. I was a colleague of hers at Kingsley Napley, and although I did not have the privilege of working with her directly, she was always so friendly, warm, kind, …

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George Dale

Hi B, I’m so sad that it’s time to write this. I only met you for the first time in July 2019, before I joined the team in November. You took me for lunch twice before I had even started, and made it very clear to me that our Construction team was going to …

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Claire Fox

Dear Horia, Kara and Luka, and all of Brandusa’s family I was so sad to hear of Brandusa’s passing and I am sending my love and sympathies to you all. I have missed seeing Brandusa over the past year while we have been working from home and I can only imagine how much you …

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Dawn Parker

It is so hard to find the right words to say even when those before me have done just that.  Such wonderful messages of love, support and how incredible Brandusa was – we have been so lucky to have her in our lives. Please hold on to the time before her illness and think …

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Ches Lopez

Dear Horia and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel lucky and incredibly privileged to have known Brandusa through the KN Diversity & Inclusion Group, and was always struck by her energy, spirit and compassion. She was such a kind soul; always at the ready with a smile for anyone …

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Emily Elliott

It has been hard to write this because I feel so sad that this moment has arrived.   I wanted you to know some of the memories I have with Brandusa.  I first met her in an LGBTQ+ and Allies Network meeting.  She had just started at KN and she joined the meeting bursting with energy …

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Rebecca Ryan

Dear Horia and family, I met Brandusa when I first joined KN in 2014 and we sat together at the Christmas Party and bonded over our newness! I remember her talking so fondly about her lovely family at that time. She was so respected by everyone who met her at the firm, and everyone …

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Áine Kervick

Dear Horia and Brandusa’s family,  I worked with Brandusa through the D&I Group where she was always full of thoughtful, kind and clever contributions. She was such a brilliant and enthusiastic colleague and brought amazing passion to our projects. What I think of now when I recall her presence, is how she seemed to bring …

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The NFFC team in Athens, Greece

This was such a sad, sad piece of news for all of us here at the DIMAND offices in Athens, Greece.  Our deepest condolences and sympathy at this difficult time goes to her family; we have them all in our thoughts.  (Panos Panayiotides, Olga Itsiou, Valia Konstantinidou) …

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Adrian Crawford

Dear Horia and Family, I am so vey sorry for your loss.  Brandusa was taken away from you much too young.  I did not know her very well but met her at internal meetings and spoke to her about client matters from time to time. I will always remember her as being warm and …

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Helen Morris

Dear Horia and family I am so very sorry for your loss. When I joined KN in 2016, I was very lucky to have Brandusa as my buddy. She took me for lunch on my arrival and I was extremely grateful for how kind, welcoming and helpful she was.  She was then a Senior …

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Cherry Almeida

What a said news. My deepest sympathy for the family and friends suffering from this loss.   Cherry Almeida, Caland Advocaten, Rotterdam (AIJA Transport Law Commission) …

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