Olivia Rasekhi

Articling Student

Contact Information

Olivia Rasekhi

Articling Student

T 416.865.2958

F 416.865.6636

E orasekhi@grllp.com

About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Olivia received her law degree from the University of Leeds. She finished in the top ten percent of her class in her first year of studies and was awarded an Academic Merit Scholarship. While writing the National Committee on Accreditation examinations, Olivia worked full-time at a family law litigation firm. She previously earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

In her first year of studies, she assisted lawyers at a Leeds based charity that provided pro-bono legal representation to LGBT refugees seeking asylum in the United Kingdom. In her second year, Olivia shadowed a criminal court Judge throughout two trials and assisted by conducting research into sentencing matters. Throughout her legal studies, Olivia worked to bridge the gap between individuals seeking justice within the legal system and volunteered for the University of Leeds Legal Advice Clinic and the U.K. charity, Support Through Court.

During her undergraduate degree, Olivia was chosen to work on a research project at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies. Her team’s work on corporate social responsibility practices within the Canadian mining industry enabled them to become the 2014 CSA Group National Academic Challenge Champions.

Beyond the Office

Olivia enjoys staying active and for many years, coached and instructed children and youth at basketball academies and leagues throughout Toronto.