|Olivia is a solicitor in the dispute and resolution team (DART) at Trowers and Hamlins LLP currently specialising in litigious construction matters. She is well versed in providing advice to corporate bodies / exec boards on the commercial running of their business.
Prior to joining Trowers, Olivia specialised in four distinct areas, fraud, child abuse, human rights and personal injury. Particularly in the latter three practice areas, safeguarding children and their future was an integral part of that work. During that time, she represented both vulnerable children and local authorities in relation to allegations of abuse of positions of trust against schoolteachers. She also assisted local authorities in their involvement in the government led Inquiry into child sexual exploitation.
In a volunteer capacity Olivia provides regular support to children in care and is also a mentor to young law graduates. Safeguarding young children is obviously important to her and she would be happy to offer her support to BDMAT on a non-charge basis as a member of the board.