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our team
 

AO Advocates Senior Advisor and Counsel, Jeff Anderson, has 25 years of experience in the United States obtaining civil justice for thousands of victims of clergy sex abuse.  His vast experience is combined with the UK and international legal expertise of Berkshire-based solicitors Ann Olivarius, Jef McAllister, Georgina Calvert-Lee and Julie Taberer.  At AO Advocates we have extensive experience in civil litigation and historic sexual abuse cases.  We have successfully brought claims against a number of high-profile institutions, including leading UK independent schools, the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Catholic Church.

 
  Dr Ann Olivarius   Managing Partner

Dr Ann Olivarius

Managing Partner

  Dr Jef McAllister   Partner

Dr Jef McAllister

Partner

  Jeff Anderson   Senior Advisor and Counsel

Jeff Anderson

Senior Advisor and Counsel

 
  Georgina Calvert-Lee   Senior Counsel

Georgina Calvert-Lee

Senior Counsel

  Julie Taberer   Senior Associate

Julie Taberer

Senior Associate

 
 
  Honza Cervenka   Trainee Solicitor

Honza Cervenka

Trainee Solicitor

  Kelsey Murrell   Trainee Solicitor

Kelsey Murrell

Trainee Solicitor

 
 
  Emily McArthur   Legal Analyst

Emily McArthur

Legal Analyst

  Ksenia Angelova   Legal Analyst

Ksenia Angelova

Legal Analyst

  Shannon Moore   Legal Analyst

Shannon Moore

Legal Analyst

“To get the result you got must be tough with your legal opposites, as you are kind and understanding to your clients”

 
  Ava Cook   Practice Manager

Ava Cook

Practice Manager

  Pamela Kinnard   Facilities Manager

Pamela Kinnard

Facilities Manager

 
 
  Karen Chapman   Executive Assistant to the Partners

Karen Chapman

Executive Assistant to the Partners

  Laura Lamond   Administrative Assistant

Laura Lamond

Administrative Assistant

 
 
  Marina Kosheleva   Finance Manager

Marina Kosheleva

Finance Manager

  Lindsey Evje   Head of News and Media

Lindsey Evje

Head of News and Media