Ksenia was born in Moscow, Russia. She qualified as a solicitor in Moscow and worked both as an in-house lawyer and a legal adviser for an international law firm. She specialised in contract law and dispute resolution.
Coming from a diplomatic family, Ksenia travelled extensively around the world, and lived in a number of different countries, before deciding to settle in UK with her family. She took a career break to look after her 2 children and during that time she graduated with an MBA degree from Henley Business school. In April 2018 Ksenia returned to work and joined AO Advocates and sister firm McAllister Olivarius. In her leisure time she is interested in travelling whenever, and wherever, she can, and walking with her Westie, Dolce. She is also passionate about Japanese art and literature (Murakami is one of her favourite authors – highly recommended!)