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Olivia Edwards Officially Joins Kenworthy’s Chambers Family Team

by Kenworthy's Chambers 17/11/2017

We are pleased to announce that Olivia Edwards has officially joined Kenworthy's Chambers Family Team, after 8 years training and practising as an In-House Advocate for Manchester Local Authority.

Olivia accepts instructions in all aspects of public and private family law matters; she has significant experience in representing Local Authorities having previously been a Senior Solicitor and In-House Advocate for Manchester Local Authority. Olivia is extremely hard working with excellent communication skills; she is an approachable, skilled advocate with an energetic, positive manner.

Before Olivia started her legal career, her prior work experience included being employed as a Youth Offending Team Officer & the National Probation Service as a programmes tutor, where she taught a cognitive behavioural course to serious offenders. This has enabled Olivia the skills and experience of working with a range of lay clients in a sensitive manner whilst adopting a realistic approach to the issues in their case.

She has particular expertise in complex, sensitive children act matters and cases involving matters with multi-dimensional aspects including intractable contact and residence disputes, care & placement order applications, matters with significant neglect issues, international elements & jurisdictional issues, designated authority arguments, female genital mutilation order proceedings, forced marriage applications, mental health issues, parents with learning disabilities, parents with drug & alcohol issues, serious non-accidental injury cases, secure orders, matters under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court, deprivation of liberty matters for children & young people and domestic violence cases.

For enquiries about Olivia, please contact her clerk on 0161 832 4036 or