Olivia Dwan is an associate barrister in the firm’s corporate crime department.
She has worked on a number of high profile cases acting for individuals in matters such as interview by the Serious Fraud Office, a cross border investigation involving the US Department of Justice, the on-going “cum-ex” investigation centred in Germany, and defending fraud prosecutions before the Crown Court.
Before joining Hickman & Rose Olivia completed pupillage at Drystone Chambers, where she practised criminal defence and immigration law and appeared in court on a daily basis. She received recognition for her compassionate approach to clients, her advocacy and her drafting skills.
Prior to pupillage, Olivia worked at the Serious Fraud Office, where she assisted with a large-scale bribery and corruption investigation. She gained valuable experience of section 2 interviews, Mutual Legal Assistance and requests under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. She has also advised the Financial Conduct Authority and Local Authorities on disclosure for regulatory prosecutions.
Olivia has a Law degree from the University of Sheffield. She was awarded an advocacy scholarship to study the Bar Professional Training Course. She won the UK Law Students Association Moot in 2017. She has undertaken voluntary work teaching debating skills in prisons across London, and has worked with RCJ Advice, preparing asylum, human rights and entry clearance appeals.
Olivia was called to the Bar in 2017.