Year of Call: 2019
BPP University: Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent (2019)
BPP University: Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction (2018)
University of Cambridge: Human, Social and Political Sciences, BA – 2.1 (2017)
Olivia joined chambers as a tenant in October 2022 following successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Michael Edwards, Henry Clayton, Lucy Cheetham and Andrew Powell.
Olivia is gaining experience across all areas of family law and appears regularly in the High Court, Family Court and before Lay Justices. Olivia recently conducted an appeal in the High Court.
Olivia represents local authorities, parents and children at all stages of care proceedings. Olivia also has experience of applications for deprivation of liberty of a minor.
Olivia recently assisted in training expert witnesses at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Private Children and Domestic Abuse
Olivia represents applicants and respondents at all stages of private children proceedings, including cases which involve allegations of domestic abuse and substance misuse. Olivia has represented applicants in relation to proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996.
Olivia represents applicants and respondents in applications for financial remedies. Olivia has experience of cases involving a range of issues, including issues of material non-disclosure and non-compliance.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Olivia worked as a paralegal in the Divorce and Family department at Stewarts for over a year, where she assisted on high net worth financial remedies matters and private children law matters.
Olivia previously volunteered with the Personal Support Unit (now Support Through Court), where she provided practical support to litigants in person in the family courts. She also volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence, where she assisted with drafting witness statements on behalf of complainants of domestic abuse.
In her spare time, Olivia enjoys going to the theatre.
The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple