Attention to detail. Clear analytical skills. Strong advocacy skills”
Family and Children Law
Olivia acts on behalf of local authorities, parents, extended family members, interveners and children (separately or by their Guardians) in public law cases.
She has expertise in cases involving the representation of vulnerable parents, including those with learning disabilities and mental health conditions; allegations of sexual abuse (including historic abuse), non-accidental injury, domestic abuse and chronic neglect; placement order applications, including revocation of placement orders; and adoption order applications, including permission to oppose the making of adoption orders and cases where adoptive placements have broken down.
- 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.