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Olivia is a Senior Solicitor in the Abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp having joined the firm in April 2017.  Olivia works alongside Dino Nocivelli, assisting him in representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse in cases against religious institutions, the Scout Association, private schools and other organisations – particularly sporting institutions – as well as claims against individual abusers.

Prior to joining Bolt Burdon Kemp, Olivia represented clients in personal injury proceedings as well as in claims against the police and other public bodies.  Olivia has comprehensive experience as to the complexities associated with bringing proceedings against large organisations as well as against multiple defendants.  In addition to this, Olivia also has experience in pursuing Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Having completed her training, Olivia qualified as a solicitor in 2014. Olivia studied law at Leeds University and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Birmingham before moving to London.

Olivia is passionate about providing support to young adults who are in a vulnerable position.  She volunteers with Action for Children as an Independent Visitor – a befriending and mentoring service designed to provide one to one support to children in Local Authority care.  Olivia also volunteers as a mentor with the Ashdon Jazz Academy, a charity that provides adolescent women experiencing self esteem issues, peer pressure, bullying, family issues and girls who may be involved in criminality/gangs.  In addition to this, Olivia attends the Spires Centre in Tooting, London to assist with supporting vulnerable and homeless people in the local area.

Memberships

  •  The Law Society
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Olivia's Recent Posts

Child Abuse
Olivia Coffey quoted in The Mirror, 4 July 2020

By Olivia Coffey
Adult Abuse
Coronation Street Tackles Abusive Relationship Storyline

Coronation Street writers have over that last 18 months played out the storyline of Yasmeen Nazir and her abusive husband Geoff Metcalfe, a new couple…

By Olivia Coffey
Child Abuse
Child abuse in youth detention settings… has anything really changed?

Last year, the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published their conclusions regarding child abuse in youth detention settings. These “detention” settings include the…

By Olivia Coffey
  • Thank you for your assistance with this matter, your support and guidance over this has been excellent and your understanding of not just the legal issues but the emotional has been excellent.
  • Olivia was exceptional.  I felt fully supported in every way, she was always willing to listen to me and take the time to make sure I fully understood everything that was going on.
    KP
  • With the help and support from your company, in particular Olivia, who was just incredible at every stage, I’ve managed to take my life on a completely different path and I can’t thank you all enough. You were all so compassionate and handled my case with respect and consideration and…
  • After receiving the compensation I decided that because the trauma as a child had such a large impact on my life I decided to use the money to change my life again, I left a 30 year career in the printing industry and used the money to go back to…

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