Olivia Callahan


Barrister

Admitted:
21 Jun 2016
Bar:
21 Oct 2021
Location:
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Olivia is an experienced advocate with an extensive background in both commercial business and criminal law. Offering 14 years’ experience in banking and business advisory prior to law, Olivia provides a unique perspective. 

From 2017, Olivia was a criminal defence advocate appearing in the Magistrates’ and County Courts and instructing in serious indictable matters. In 2019, Olivia joined Victoria Legal Aid as a Senior Lawyer, Crime and was later appointed to the role of Senior Policy Officer. 

In 2021, Olivia worked alongside Senior Counsel in the preparation of a High Court appeal and complex commercial litigation in the Supreme Court, including cases of notable public interest.

From 2014 - 2017, Olivia was a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam with commercial firm Asia Counsel. Transactions included wind farms, commercial construction projects, the German Consulate, commercial lease agreements, and import/export, across legal jurisdictions of Vietnam, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore.

Olivia commenced her pre-legal career in investment management at Macquarie Bank, before joining the Commonwealth Bank as a financial markets dealer, later moving into corporate lending with BankWest. Olivia then established her own management consulting practice with a focus on governance and strategic planning.

Olivia accepts briefs to appear in criminal, quasi-criminal, commercial, common law, planning and environment, coronial inquests and appellate matters.

Olivia is reading with David R J O’Brien and Moya O'Brien. Olivia’s Senior Mentor is Tim J North QC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Commercial Law
Common Law
Criminal Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Government
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

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Olivia is an experienced advocate with an extensive background in both commercial business and criminal law. Offering 14 years’ experience in banking and business advisory prior to law, Olivia provides a unique perspective. 

From 2017, Olivia was a criminal defence advocate appearing in the Magistrates’ and County Courts and instructing in serious indictable matters. In 2019, Olivia joined Victoria Legal Aid as a Senior Lawyer, Crime and was later appointed to the role of Senior Policy Officer. 

In 2021, Olivia worked alongside Senior Counsel in the preparation of a High Court appeal and complex commercial litigation in the Supreme Court, including cases of notable public interest.

From 2014 - 2017, Olivia was a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam with commercial firm Asia Counsel. Transactions included wind farms, commercial construction projects, the German Consulate, commercial lease agreements, and import/export, across legal jurisdictions of Vietnam, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore.

Olivia commenced her pre-legal career in investment management at Macquarie Bank, before joining the Commonwealth Bank as a financial markets dealer, later moving into corporate lending with BankWest. Olivia then established her own management consulting practice with a focus on governance and strategic planning.

Olivia accepts briefs to appear in criminal, quasi-criminal, commercial, common law, planning and environment, coronial inquests and appellate matters.

Olivia is reading with David R J O’Brien and Moya O'Brien. Olivia’s Senior Mentor is Tim J North QC.