Equality and Anti-Discrimination Lawyers

AO Advocates

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.

BBC Home Editor Mark Easton interviews Dr. Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner of AO Advocates, about compensation in child abuse claims, and client Rick Merrin about sexual abuse at St Bede’s College in Manchester.

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