• Court of Protection Bar Association

  • Barrister Training Course (Very Competent) – Nottingham Law School, 2021
  • LLM Master of Laws (Merit) – BPP University London, 2019
  • BSc in Cardiac Physiology (First Class) – St. George’s University of London, 2015

  • Major Exhibition Award – Inner Temple, 2020
  • Career Commitment Scholarship – BPP University, 2018
  • Principal’s Award – St. George’s, University of London, 2015
  • Cardiac Physiology Achievement Prize – St. George’s, University of London, 2015

Instructing Olivia Bennett

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Olivia has a multi-disciplinary practice and welcomes instructions within Chambers’ core areas of expertise.

Olivia has conducted cases across Civil, Crime, and Family law. In the County Court, she has experience of fast-track trials, case management conferences for multi-track claims, and interim applications. She advises on merits and quantum in proposed actions concerning personal injury and clinical negligence.

She regularly appears on behalf of the prosecution and defence in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court for serious matters involving violent and sexual offences, drugs, and proceeds of crime. Olivia has had conduct of private prosecution work concerning allegations of fraud. In Family law, her experience includes international abduction hearings in the High Court, financial remedy hearings, fact-finding hearings, and care proceedings.

Olivia has appeared in the Court of Protection in health and welfare proceedings concerning interim declarations of capacity. She is particularly keen to develop her work in the Court of Protection, having co-authored a chapter regarding the area in the APIL textbook and an article on interim orders pursuant to s.48(a) Mental Capacity Act 2005 which featured in Barrister Magazine. Prior to joining the Bar, she was a Mental Health Advocate for the charity Voiceability, advocating for clients’ rights pursuant to the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

As regard to pro-bono work, Olivia taught debating to young offenders in prison as a Vocalise Mentor. She also represented clients in the Social Security Tribunal as a volunteer advocate with the Free Representation Unit.

Olivia has a First Class degree in Cardiac Physiology and received a prize for achieving the highest grade in the cohort. She studied the Barrister Training Course at Nottingham Law School, funded in full by a Major Exhibition Award from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Legal Expertise

Civil & Inquests

Olivia’s civil practice includes experience of fast-track trials and small claims. She has conducted numerous interim applications in the County Court and acted in case management conferences for multi-track claims. Olivia has advised on merits and quantum in proposed actions concerning personal injury and clinical negligence. She also has experience of privately paid commercial work concerning business to consumer contract disputes pursuant to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Olivia has also acted for the family of the deceased in an inquest concerning the suicide of a woman known to mental health services.


Crime & Regulatory

Olivia regularly appears on behalf of the prosecution and defence in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. She has acted in cases concerning violent and sexual offences, drugs, possessing offensive weapons, theft and proceeds of crime. Olivia has had conduct of private prosecution work concerning allegations of fraud.

She is developing a busy Youth Court practice. After a successful submission of no case to answer, Olivia recently obtained an acquittal for a youth client in a multi-handed trial concerning s.18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861. She is a Grade 2 CPS Prosecutor.


Family Law

Olivia’s practice spans private and public family law. She is regularly instructed to appear in the High Court on international abduction hearings concerning the Hague Convention. She also has experience of financial remedy hearings, international adoption cases concerning complex jurisdictional issues on the validation of service, fact-finding hearings, and care proceedings. Olivia has acted in numerous child arrangements orders and non-molestation order hearings.


Court of Protection

Olivia has appeared in the Court of Protection in matters concerning health and welfare, interim declarations of capacity and the deprivation of liberty.

She was commissioned to co-author a chapter in the APIL textbook on the Court of Protection and an article on interim orders pursuant to s.48(a) MCA 2005 which featured in Barrister Magazine. She is a member of the Court of Protection Bar Association.

 


  • Court of Protection Bar Association

  • Barrister Training Course (Very Competent) – Nottingham Law School, 2021
  • LLM Master of Laws (Merit) – BPP University London, 2019
  • BSc in Cardiac Physiology (First Class) – St. George’s University of London, 2015

  • Major Exhibition Award – Inner Temple, 2020
  • Career Commitment Scholarship – BPP University, 2018
  • Principal’s Award – St. George’s, University of London, 2015
  • Cardiac Physiology Achievement Prize – St. George’s, University of London, 2015

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