“Olivia Stiles – I have never failed to be impressed by Olivia’s encyclopedic knowledge of her cases, even when they are very complex or have been going on for years. She knows every detail without needing to check, which clients love.”

Legal 500 UK 2022

Olivia is a Senior Associate in the Family Team. She qualified into the department following completion of her training contract in September 2015. Olivia also did seats in Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Criminal Litigation during her training contract.

Olivia works on a wide range of private family matters, including:

  • divorce;
  • complex financial disputes;
  • matters relating to children, including international relocation and surrogacy; and
  • pre-nuptial agreements.

Olivia read law at Brunel University and completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP London with Distinction. She joined Kingsley Napley in 2011, where she worked as paralegal in the Criminal Team before starting her training contract in September 2013.

Professional societies and memberships

  • Olivia is a member of Resolution
  • The Law Society
  • The London Young Lawyers Group


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