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Laurie Ollivent

Senior Practice Development Lawyer & Co-Head of Diversity Faculty, London

"As a senior employment lawyer, I work closely with clients to help keep them up to speed and abreast of legal and regulatory developments relating to employment, HR, and diversity, equity and inclusion, getting to know their businesses, practices, and cultures in order to provide market insights and advice relevant to them."


Laurie is a Senior Practice Development Lawyer (“PDL”) in the Employment & Incentives group and Co-Head of the Diversity Faculty, our diversity law practice advising businesses on the legal, regulatory and governance aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

With extensive experience as a senior employment lawyer, Laurie offers a balance of legal and market expertise in the role of PDL and is a key contact for clients as part of their core Linklaters’ teams.

Laurie works closely with clients to provide updates on market trends, legal and regulatory developments and legal training and advisory sessions to clients, including bespoke sessions tailored to clients’ cultures, policies, and practices. 

With particular expertise advising businesses on diversity, equity and inclusion matters, Laurie also has a keen interest in the future of work more broadly, and regularly advises business on issues relating to workplace culture, ESG and workplace activism. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on these issues and is a trusted source for clients on market trends in this space.