Our sister firm, AO Advocates, is dedicated to serving those who have suffered as a result of child sex abuse; abuse by religious leaders, teachers, and others in a position of trust.
AOA is driven by the UK and international legal expertise of our lawyers Dr. Ann Olivarius, Dr. Jef McAllister, Georgina Calvert-Lee, and a specialist legal team, who have won landmark cases securing protection and justice for survivors of child sex abuse.
We believe that representing survivors of sexual abuse is more than a legal mission; it’s a measurement of our humanity.
Relevant to AOA
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) Closing Statement
Associate Honza Cervenka, delivered a closing statement on behalf of Kol v’Oz and its Chief Executive Officer Manny Waks, a core participant in the Inquiry, addressing the issue of child sexual abuse in the global Jewish community.
Dr Ann Olivarius, Founding Partner of AO Advocates, Awarded APIL Fellowship Accreditation
Dr Olivarius commented: “I am honoured and delighted to have become a Fellow of APIL, an organisation that does fine work advancing the rights of people who have been abused and injured. I am always trying to improve as an advocate for those who seek justice and believe this is one important step on that path”.
AO Advocates acts in the UK’s first successful civil case against the Jehovah’s Witnesses
AO Advocates brought the first successful civil claim in the UK against ministerial servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses for child sexual abuse.