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Olivia regularly appears in care proceedings representing local authorities, parents and guardians. Olivia frequently represents applicants and respondents in private law proceedings. Olivia has appeared at all judicial levels of the Family Court including the High Court. Olivia undertakes all types of hearings including contested final hearings and fact findings. Olivia recently represented the local authority in a case involving issues of inflicted injury and has also successfully defended a parent against serious allegations of sexual abuse.
Before coming to the bar, Olivia worked at the Women’s Legal Centre in South Africa where she assisted the inquiry into sexual violence in one of South Africa’s largest townships and researched and drafted requests to the African Court of Human Rights.
Olivia also worked for the Immigration Defense Project in New York City.
University of Liverpool BA (Hons) (2008)
University of Liverpool MA (2009)
City University GDL (2012)
City Law School BPTC (2013)