Attention to detail. Clear analytical skills. Strong advocacy skills.”
Family and Children Law
Olivia is a family law barrister, specialising in public and private law cases concerning children. She was called to the Bar in 2008 and practised in Cardiff, before joining St John’s Chambers in 2018.
Olivia represents local authorities, parents, extended family members, interveners and children (separately or by their Guardians). Her expertise includes cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, domestic abuse, emotional abuse, chronic neglect and drug and alcohol abuse.
In suitable cases, Olivia accepts instructions to act directly from members of the public.
- 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)
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.