Olivia has more than twelve years’ experience of advising employers and senior executives in the full range of contentious and non- contentious issues arising during the employment life cycle.
Olivia re-joined the London employment team in 2016 having worked for a niche employment law practice for the last seven years. This has provided her with an additional perspective having advised both employers and employees. Prior to that, she worked for five years at Osborne Clarke joining from another international law firm.
Olivia has extensive experience in advocacy in the Employment Tribunal having represented Respondents and Claimants at preliminary and full hearings. She has also participated in the Judicial Shadowing Scheme.
Olivia is experienced in dealing with a wide range of employment issues but has particular experience in:
• Employment Tribunal litigation including bonus claims;
• Restrictive covenants and injunctions;
• Restructuring and collective redundancies;
• Business critical issues including board disputes, change management and discrimination claims.
Olivia has a particular interest, and experience, in providing legal and HR training to HR departments and managers in a broad spectrum of employment issues. Most recently, she has provided clients with training in shared parental leave, dismissal and discrimination issues.
Olivia prides herself on giving practical and accessible, user friendly, ‘no nonsense’ pragmatic and commercial advice.
Olivia is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.