Olivia Pike

Year of Call: 2008

Inn: Middle Temple

Olivia undertakes all aspects of education law, advising and representing local authorities, schools, parents and students at the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (SENTW), First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability – SENDIST) and County Court. She has experience of cases involving:

  • Appeals against refusals to undertake a statutory assessment.
  • Appeals against refusals to make a statement of special educational needs following statutory assessment.
  • Appeals against parts 2, 3 and 4 of a statement of special educational needs.
  • Claims of disability discrimination in relation to a child’s repeated exclusion.

Professional memberships:

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Middle Temple
  • Wales and Chester Circuit
  • Western Circuit

Qualifications & awards:

  • Bar Vocational Course (2008: Centre for Professional Legal Studies, Cardiff) LLB Law (2004 – 2007: Cardiff University)

Additional information:

Olivia studied at Cardiff University, completing a law degree in 2007 and the Bar Vocational Course in 2008. She volunteered as a legal adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau and worked at a civil and criminal firm of solicitors in Cardiff before commencing her pupillage in 2009.