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About Olivia Pattison

Olivia is currently a second year trainee in the Civil Liberties & Human Rights department. She is working with Alice Hardy on a wide range of human rights and civil litigation cases, including actions against the police and other public bodies. She is also assisting in the representation of the family of the deceased at inquests, including an Article 2 ECHR inquest touching upon a death in prison custody.

Olivia completed her first seat in Housing, where she worked on a wide range of cases for tenants, including many disrepair cases and a complex succession case. Olivia completed her second seat in Criminal Defence, where she represented clients at the police station, including those arrested during protests. She assisted in the litigation of a wide range of offences, in both the magistrates and Crown Courts, including extradition and appeal matters.

Prior to joining Hodge Jones & Allen as a trainee, Olivia worked as a paralegal in a busy criminal defence department. She assisted on a wide-range of matters, including two high-profile murder trials and many drug trafficking cases. She is fully accredited as a police station representative, with a particular interest in advising young and vulnerable clients. She also worked at two young people’s charities, Just for Kids Law and The Children Society, building practical expertise in Child Criminal Exploitation.

"Hodge Jones & Allen helped me with my housing disrepair case. They were professional, consistent, honest and emphatic. Farzana my solicitor is a great lady who I got loads of support and encouragement till the end of my case so as Olivia the trainee solicitor. I’m very grateful for their support. I highly recommend them"

Education & Personal Interests

Career

  • Paralegal, Crime– Edward Fail, Bradshaw and Waterson Solicitors; 2020-2021
  • Paralegal, Crime– Lawrence and Co Solicitors; 2019-2020
  • Disrupting Exploitation Officer– The Children’s Society; 2018-2019
  • Development Officer– Just for Kids Law; 2017-2018

Education

  • Accredited Police Station Representative – Cardiff University; 2021
  • Legal Practice Course – University of Law; 2020
  • Politics, Philosophy and Law LLB 2:1 –Kings College London; 2013-2017

Personal interests

Olivia enjoys swimming, with a new (weather-dependent) passion for outdoor swimming. She also enjoys lino-printing in her spare time. Since 2019, Olivia has worked as a volunteer for the No More Exclusions movement, mostly working on fundraising applications. The movement is dedicated to ending the persistent and unjust racial disparity in school exclusions in the UK.