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Olivia Davies

Called
2016
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Olivia is gaining experience in all areas of Chambers' work.

She joined Cornerstone Barristers in October 2019 and she can take instructions from 1 April 2020.

Olivia is gaining experience in all areas of Chambers' work.

She joined Cornerstone Barristers in October 2019 and has been accepting instructions since 1 April 2020.

During pupillage, Olivia was supervised by Philip Coppel QC, Ed Grant, Emmaline Lambert and Rob Williams. She carried out work for her supervisors, members of Chambers and her own clients in a range of areas including public, housing, commercial, and data protection law, and assisted in cases such as the SNP's judicial review challenge of its exclusion from the leaders' debate by ITV.

Before coming to the Bar, Olivia had both private and public sector legal experience. In the private sector, Olivia worked in the Brussels office of an international law firm, drafting EU merger filings.

In the public sector, Olivia has worked as a Legal Intern at the Competition & Markets Authority on competition and consumer law enforcement cases, and as a Research Assistant in the commercial and common law team at the Law Commission.

At the Law Commission, Olivia worked on the Goods Mortgages Bill and Report, and co-authored the "Right to Manage" consultation paper, part of MHCLG's leasehold reform programme.

Olivia has a degree in law from St. Peter's College, Oxford and a Competition Law LLM from King's College, London for which she received a Distinction. Olivia read for the Bar at City Law School, with the benefit of an Exhibition from Inner Temple. She was graded Outstanding. During her studies, she volunteered with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Free Representation Unit, achieving a successful outcome in social security appeals for all her clients.

Overview

Housing

Events – Zoom webinar – the lifting of the possession stay

  • Obtained an injunction for the term of the tenancy enabling a landlord to carry out annual gas safety inspections in compliance with its duty under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

  • Drafted an advice for a local authority in relation to an appeal under s 204 Housing Act 1996 and what constitutes “reasonable living expenses”.

  • Drafted summary grounds of opposition to a claim that a local authority failed to undertake a statutory review under s 202 of the Housing Act 1996

Anti-Social behaviour 

  • Drafted an appeal under s 46 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 against the issue of a Community Protection Notice for fly-tipping.

Overview

Information Law

Events – Zoom webinar - GDPR 2 years on - Lessons learned and practical tips for compliance
22.06.2020

• Drafted an advice on whether a Government department's processing of personal data as part of a surveillance programme complied with GDPR.

• Drafted an advice on the prospects of a DPA representative claim against a Big Tech company.

• Drafted an advice on whether a contractual confidentiality clause prevented disclosure of documents to the ICO.

Overview

Public Law

•Edited the latest edition of the Local Government volume of Atkins' Court Forms.

• Drafted a Statement of Facts and Grounds in support of a judicial review claim against a Government department for the disclosure of refugees' personal data.

• Assisted with drafting the Statement of Facts and Grounds for the SNP's judicial review claim in R (on application of the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party) v. ITV Broadcasting Ltd [2019] EWHC 3282 (Admin)

• Drafted an advice on the lawfulness of the consultation exercise undertaken by a Council prior to library closures.

Overview

Commercial

• Drafted an advice on the consequences of failing to file group accounts in accordance with s 399 of the Companies Act 2006.

• Drafted a skeleton argument for an application to strike out a claim of unlawful means conspiracy.

• Drafted an advice on the lawfulness of HMRC's alcohol wholesaler registration scheme.

Overview

Planning

• Drafted summary grounds of resistance to a judicial review claim against a Council's grant of planning permission for a solar farm.

• Drafted a Statement of Facts and Grounds in support of a judicial review claim against a Council's decision to adopt a Masterplan without complying with the requirements for Supplementary Planning Documents.

• Drafted a skeleton argument for a statutory review under s 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

• Drafted an advice on the lawfulness of revisions to a s 106 agreement.