Olivia Magennis > Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney KC and Andrew Norton KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney KC and Andrew Norton KC
1GC | Family Law
10 LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3BP
England

Position

Olivia specialises exclusively in the law as it relates to children. Within private law proceedings, Olivia is frequently instructed to represent parents in complex private law proceedings. Olivia has a wealth of experience in cases concerning abuse (physical, sexual, emotional); domestic violence; alcohol and substance misuse, leave to remove and the risk of abduction. Within the public law arena, Olivia is routinely instructed in High Court cases involving allegations of inflicted injury and death, induced illness and sexual and physical abuse, such cases often involving considerable and complex medical evidence.

Notable cases:

Williams v The London Borough of Hackney [2018] UKSC 37

Re B [2018] EWCA Civ 20

A Local Authority v B [2017] EWCA Civ 1635

P v Local Authority [2016] EWHC 2779 (Fam)

PD v SD [2015] EWHC 4103 (Fam)

X County Council v AB [2015] EWFC 98

Career

Year of Call: 2005, Lincoln’s Inn

Recorder (Crown Court)

Languages

French, Spanish, Russian

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
South-Eastern Circuit
Midlands Circuit

Education

Birkenhead High School
Christ’s College, Cambridge (MA Cantab)
ICSL (BVC)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Olivia Magennis1GC | Family Law ‘Olivia is fabulous at delivering unpalatable advice to clients which does not impact their working relationship. She has great approach of the court irrespective of the level of judge. Her written work is on a par with her excellent advocacy.’