5 Essex Court

Olivia Checa-Dover

Call 2007

'Interprets a vast amount of information very quickly and provides clear and concise advice. She is very methodical in her work.’ 'An extremely sharp eye for detail.'
Legal 500 2022

Olivia is a leading police law and inquest specialist. She also sits as a Recorder, Deputy District Judge and Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Proceedings.

Clients report 'her ability to turn around instructions under the most relentless pressure is unmatched’ (Legal 500 2021); she is ‘extremely bright, with a persuasive advocacy style’ (Legal 500 2019).

Notable cases include the Undercover Policing Inquiry, inquests into the death of Yassar Yaqub and Andrew Hall and R (on the application of the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police) v Police Misconduct Panel [2020] EWHC 1400 (Admin).

Olivia provides regular training to police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners across the country.