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Olivia Whitehorn


Olivia is a paralegal in the human rights department

Immigration detention claims

Olivia joined Leigh Day in 2020 as a paralegal assisting Waleed Sheikh and Stephanie Hill in the human rights department.

Olivia assists Waleed and Stephanie, acting 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 curfew conditions. For clients released from detention, she assists with private law compensation claims for false imprisonment.

Olivia also works closely with Kavita Modi and Waleed acting for a number of clients who were detained pending removal to another EU country under the Dublin III Regulations.