Dr Ann Olivarius

Dr. Ann Olivarius is the Chair and Senior Partner of McAllister Olivarius, and Managing Partner of its sister firm, AO Advocates. Ann has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer, financier, philanthropist, writer, and advisor to public figures. With a background in both civil rights law and corporate law, she specialises in cases of discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and online abuse. She has successfully represented clients against major institutions, ensured that institutions change their practices, and lobbied Parliament to introduce new laws protecting vulnerable people from abuse.  Ann is building a community of survivors from academia and business, public service and nonprofits, the law and all other walks of life, who want to use their expertise and voices to advocate for survivors and for meaningful change in the law which now rarely takes rape seriously.

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