Olivia Burns: Journalist and Publicist

Olivia Burns

Olivia read French, Latin and Medieval French at Homerton College, Cambridge. As a student, she was Women’s Officer for her college JCR and enjoyed watching debates.

During her year abroad, Olivia taught English in two French schools and interned at Oxfam France. Before joining Vardags in September 2016, Olivia interned at the language consultancy, The Writer.

Outside the office, Olivia dabbles in poetry and portraiture. From a musical family, she plays a few instruments and is happiest at a concert or next to a loud stereo. Olivia also has a passion for contemplating, buying, cooking and eating food.

To contact Olivia Burns please call 020 7404 9390 , email us or fill in the contact form on the right.

Entries by Olivia Burns

Best friends legally become ‘co-mommas’ for the first time in Canada

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 in Modern Marriage and Relationships, Vardags Family Law News.

Two women have become the first non-romantic pair to be legally recognised as co-parents in Canada. Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins are best friends and now both mothers to Natasha’s disabled son, Elaan, after a two-year legal battle. Natasha, 44, decided to have a child through a sperm donor when she …

Scary Spice files for divorce from Stephen Belafonte after a tumultuous marriage

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in Celebrity Divorce, Vardags Family Law News.

Melanie Brown, best known as Scary Spice from the iconic British girl band Spice Girls, has filed for divorce from film producer Stephen Belafonte. After nearly ten years of marriage, Mel B, 41, cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in her divorce petition, with the separation dated 28th December 2016. Mel B and Stephen Belafonte …

Forced Marriage Unit 2016 statistics released

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Modern Marriage and Relationships, Vardags Family Law News.

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has published its statistics for the year of 2016. This joint Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth unit, established in 2005, gives advice and support to potential or actual forced marriage victims. The statistics reveal the international reach of British nationals being forced into marriage but, …

Holman J calls Facebook “a useful tool in the armoury” in adoption proceedings

This entry was posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 in Law and Finance, Vardags Family Law News.

The Honourable Mr Justice Holman, sitting in the Manchester family court, has expressed the merit of using Facebook to ascertain the whereabouts of a birth parent in order to serve them notice of adoption proceedings. The case concerned an application to adopt a four-year-old boy, the son of foreign nationals who …

Chinese villagers divorce en masse to take advantage of government compensation loophole

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 in International Divorce, Vardags Family Law News.

Residents of Jiangbei, a small village in China’s Jiangsu Province, have been rushing to file for divorce to take advantage of a loophole in a demolition compensation scheme. After being informed that the village would be erased to make way for a new high-tech industrial park, 160 couples have registered …