Barrister | Called 2017

Olivia May Appleby


Olivia has a busy practice across a broad area of criminal law. Olivia was called to the Bar in 2017 with a Very Competent grade from the Bar Professional Training Course which she completed at the University of Law Birmingham.

Prior to completing pupillage at Cornwall Street, Olivia worked for West Midlands Police as Contact Officer, at the front line answering 999 emergency calls from members of the public.

Olivia has always had a keen interest in criminal practice, and is developing a wealth of experience both in the Magistrates and Crown Court.

Education and qualifications:

  • First Class Honours, LLB Law, Birmingham City University
  • Very Competent, Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law
  • Distinction, LLM Professional Legal Practice, University of Law
  • Lincolns Inn Member
  • CPS Panel: Grade 2

Olivia’s expertise


Olivia has developed a strong criminal practice both prosecuting and defending in and around the Midlands. She has been instructed across a broad range of offences, dealing with Crown Court matters which include Jury Trials, PTPH, Appeals, Sentences and different types of Applications. In the Magistrates Court she has assisted numerous clients charged with driving matters, and has been able to successfully plead both special reasons and exceptional hardship. Olivia has a good repour with clients and is approchachable, assertive and pursuasive. She prides herself on being commited to the case by providing the best possible service to both the profesional and lay client. 

Olivia accepts both private and publicly funded work.

  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincolns Inn
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincolns Inn
  • University of Law Wig Scholarship