Olivia joined Leigh Day in 2020 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2023.
Olivia acts for clients who are, or have been, detained under immigration powers. This includes public law claims challenging unlawful detention, delays in the provision of Home Office accommodation and claims relating to immigration bail conditions. For clients released from detention, she assists with private law compensation claims for false imprisonment and in claims concerning mistreatment within detention centres.
Olivia acts in judicial review proceedings on behalf of age disputed young people.
She also assists Waleed Sheikh representing clients in cases involving national security, including in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).
Olivia’s work includes settling damages claims on behalf of a group of thirty individuals who were detained by the Home Office for the purpose of transfer to a third country, unlawfully and in breach of the Dublin III Regulations, between 1 January 2014 and 17 March 2017.