Equality and Anti-Discrimination Lawyers

We #ChooseToChallenge

Collaged photo of McAllister Olivarius people with their hands up for International Women's Day 2021.

We choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements.

#ChooseToChallenge with us.

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Dr. Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner
Dr. Olivarius shares how she’s chosen to challenge gender bias and inequality.

Georgina Calvert-Lee, Head of UK Practice, chooses to challenge the laws on revenge porn

Georgina’s greatest cases:

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Graphic on the Warwick Rape Chat case for International Women's Day.

Kelsey Murrell, Associate, chooses to challenge employers to stop silencing their employees

On International Women’s Day this year, I challenge employers to be transparent with their employees about their rights, what they’re allowed to speak about, and to not over-use confidentiality obligations to silence them.

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Article preview '5 ways women are losing out during Covid - and how to fight back'

Sophie Walker and Kelsey Murrell explain your rights as a women in Covid, in a HuffPost feature for International Women’s Day.

From furlough and redundancy, to maternity leave, working hours and harassment – know your rights, and how to fight back.

Sabine Cardio, Associate, chooses to challenge employers to create environments free from harassment and discrimination

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In 2021, on International Women’s Day, I challenge employers to create environments that are free from harassment and discrimination for their staff

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Sophie Walker, Chief Strategy Officer, was one of 100 women highlighted in WeAreTheCity’s #ChooseToChallenge for gender equity campaign – #ChooseToChallenge100.

Sophie shares her story of what she chooses to challenge this International Women’s Day:

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander and Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and anor

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

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

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential