Equality and Anti-Discrimination Lawyers

Meet Ava

Photo of Ava Cook, Practice Manager at McAllister Olivarius.

Ava Cook

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager, Ava runs firm’s operations. She sits on the firm’s Executive Committee as Head of HR and manages the Finance and Office Management teams. Ava is responsible for maintaining the firm’s accreditation from Lexcel, the Law Society’s quality mark for practice management and client care, by ensuring it operates to the highest standards of legal practice and compliance.

Before joining McAllister Olivarius in 2011, Ava worked in the art industry, and in her spare time is an accomplished jewellery designer. She holds a BA (Hons) in History with American Studies from the University of Portsmouth and is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Interview with Ava CookInterview with Ava Cook

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 v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

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