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Olivia Jarvis

Olivia Jarvis Barrister Bridgeside Chambers

Qualifications: LLB / BA
Admitted: Christchurch, 2017



Mobile: 027 583 1337


P.O. Box 3180
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Olivia Jarvis is an experienced lawyer specialising in criminal law. She has appeared regularly in the District and High Courts, as well as appearing in the Court of Appeal. Olivia has significant experience in both jury and judge alone trials on serious matters. Olivia has also appeared at Coronial Inquests.

Olivia graduated with an LLB and a BA from the University of Canterbury. After completing university, Olivia joined the Christchurch Public Defence Service. During her time at the Public Defence Service Olivia managed her own team of lawyers as well as representing her clients.  She moved to the Independent Bar in 2024.  

In 2017, Olivia was appointed as an adjudicator for the Racing Integrity Board, formerly known as the Judicial Control Authority for Racing in New Zealand.

Olivia is dedicated to helping alleviate the stress linked with navigating the criminal justice system. For this reason, she always provides clients with concise, coherent and tactical advice at all stages of their cases.  

Olivia is passionate about ensuring that her clients get the best outcome, whatever their situation.  Her manner is approachable and empathetic, and she is available to undertake instructions now.