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 London-based solicitors Ann Olivarius, Kathleen Hallisey, Thomas Beale and Georgina Calvert-Lee.  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   Barrister 

Georgina Calvert-Lee

Barrister 

 
 
Thomas Beale   Senior Associate

Thomas Beale

Senior Associate

Zoe Johannes   Trainee Solicitor

Zoe Johannes

Trainee Solicitor

Lily Coleman-Osbourne   Senior Legal Assistant

Lily Coleman-Osbourne

Senior Legal Assistant

Kirsty Lowe   Director of Communications

Kirsty Lowe

Director of Communications