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.