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Ava Cook

Practice Manager 

As Practice Manager, Ava runs the operational side of the firm. She sits on the firm’s Executive Committee as Head of HR, and manages the AO Advocates’ and sister firm McAllister Olivarius’ Finance and Office Management teams respectively. Ava is responsible for maintaining the firms’ Lexcel accreditation, the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care, by following its practice management principles and ensuring the firm operates to the highest standards of legal practice and compliance.

Before joining AO Advocates in 2011, Ava worked in the art industry, and in her spare time is an accomplished jewellery designer. She holds a BA (Hons) in History with American Studies from the University of Portsmouth and is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).