Equality and Anti-Discrimination Lawyers

Meet Emilia

milia Gaca, Legal Assistant to the Senior Partner of McAllister Olivarius.

Emilia Gaca

Deputy Practice Manager

Emilia joined the firm in 2019 after graduating from the University of Exeter with an LLB in Law. She is starting her part-time LPC with MSc Business, Law and Management at the University of Law. 

Alongside her studies, she was women’s captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team and represented Team GB in the U20 women’s team in European and International championships. During her time at university, she was also part of several charitable organisations which raised money for refugees and environmental causes.  

Emilia enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and going on long walks with her two dogs.

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A day in the life

I organize the schedule of the senior partner, Dr Ann Olivarius. This involves setting up calls with clients, organizing internal meetings and assisting our legal staff with day-to-day tasks. I have also assisted in some international cases the firm has had, as I am a native Polish speaker.

Foreign language(s)

  • Polish
  • Dutch

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