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

Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Andrew Norton QC
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 in recent years include:

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

Called 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 LawIs a no-nonsense, straight talking barrister, who always prepares better than the opposition and is able to fight her clients’ corner with a high degree of effectiveness. A force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. She’s a real class act!