Meet Jair

Jair Beckles

Jair joined McAllister Olivarius in 2022 as a US Legal Analyst. She was drawn to the firm because of the focus on anti-discrimination and championing those who have suffered injustice. Her background in politics together with her personal and academic interest in race and intersectional feminism have primed her for a legal career centred on equality and justice.

Jair received her BA in International Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London where she wrote a First-Class dissertation on race in America. She later received her LLB from the University of Birmingham.

Her travels, volunteering, and transatlantic childhood have given her a unique perspective and a passion for people. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading horror novels, and playing with her cat, Gus.

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