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Carson McDowell

Olivia O'Kane

Belfast, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Defamation/Reputation Management , Media & Entertainment
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Defamation/Reputation Management - Northern Ireland

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Olivia O'Kane is a highly experienced practitioner instructed by leading newspapers, publishers and broadcasters to provide advice on a range of privacy and defamation disputes. She regularly challenges reporting restrictions on behalf of clients.
"She is an expert in her field." "She is hard-working and determined for her clients."
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Media & Entertainment - Northern Ireland

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Olivia O'Kane is head of department at Carson McDowell. She advises global corporates, national and local media companies and newspaper groups on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including challenging anonymity and reporting restriction orders and providing pre-broadcast and clearance advice in relation to news coverage and documentaries.
"Her service and advice is outstanding and she gives quick and timely responses.""Olivia O'Kane is very up to speed on cutting-edge issues."
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Practice Areas

Olivia’s key practice areas include GDPR, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Media and Defamation, Privacy Law and Administrative Law.

Career

Olivia is a Partner and Head of the Media and Entertainments team at Carson McDowell. Her extensive Court of Appeal work includes libel, privacy, data protection, copyright and anonymity.

Olivia provides clearance advice to print / broadcast media including UTV (ITV Plc), INM Plc, CNN, International and Facebook. Olivia provides content clearance and rights advice for independent productions companies such as ScreenDog and Ronan Films, and advises all major broadcasters. Olivia is a highly experienced practitioner routinely instructed by leading newspapers, publishers and broadcasters.

Professional Memberships

Olivia is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland and the Society of Editors and is a past Chair of the Belfast Solicitors’ Association.

Personal

Olivia graduated with a first class honours degree from Queen’s University Belfast in 2004 and qualified as a solicitor in 2006 from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. She later qualified as a higher rights of audience Solicitor Advocate in September 2012. Olivia is currently undertaking a post graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University.

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Olivia O'Kane

Carson McDowell

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