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WHO WE ARE

The Law Offices of Karen Olivier in Durban offers professional, personalised and sound legal services. Karen and her team practice exclusively in Family Law and specialise in custody, contact, maintenance, divorce and protection orders.

PASSIONATE ABOUT FAMILY LAW

About Us

As Karen’s passion is Family Law, she insists on the upholding of the rights of minor children, and the rights of a spouse or a partner in a relationship. Being a senior Family Law attorney, she executes the preserving of rights with precision, well thought-out strategy, and expertise. Karen and her dedicated team are passionate about achieving Justice in the Family Law matters they deal with. The firm regards the upholding and preservation of a client’s rights as being of supreme importance, in both the launching of a claim or the settlement of a dispute. The principle of equality in the application of law must be applied.

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A Team Of Professionals

The team utilizes a hands-on and personalised approach, and aim at a friendly out-of-court settlement in an attempt to reduce the financial and emotional cost of litigation. Where settlement, by way of agreement, mediation or arbitration is not possible, and one must, by necessity, resort to the courts, the team is well equipped at strategically creating a tailor-made solution to all disputes. The firm has a readily accessible panel of experts to guide and apprise the judiciary in matters of non-law conflict.

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Karen

Karen is a senior attorney and her area of speciality is Family Law. She firmly believes that Family Law is the most significant area of Law, as the family unit is the cornerstone of our very existence. It is safe to say that we are moulded by various experiences within our family unit, and it is thus only fair that the mould is cast fairly.

Additionally, Karen maintains that we all have a voice, whether it be the muffled voice of an abused child or the silent protestations of an oppressed spouse. Every one of us is entitled to be heard loud and clear.

Karen and her support staff pride themselves in providing sound and specialized legal advice to the firm’s clients, by way of a knowledgeable and hands-on approach. The focus is on ensuring that the individual is emotionally supported, and expertly guided through the turmoil of the family dispute embroiling them.

On a personal note, in Karen’s spare time, she gardens, listens to music and relaxes with nature, be it observing the swirls of the ocean or marvelling the swoop of an eagle

Benita Dass

Benita Dass

Benita Dass is a successful graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, having obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree in April 2015. She accomplished her two years of Articles with the Law Offices of Karen Olivier, and thereafter was assigned to the position of a Professional Assistant.

Benita was inspired to dive into the field of Law from a young age, as she was intrigued as to how the world around her was governed and controlled. Benita found herself being led to specialise in the area of Family Law. Being a woman and a mother, she encompasses the drive and determination needed to protect and uphold the rights of the abused, the parent who has their rights infringed, and the child who is found in the middle of a storm.

In Benita’s spare time, she can be found spending time with her family, lost in a pile of books, or soaking up the sun.

Carey-anne Sarah Dunn

Carey-Anne Sarah Dunn

Carey-Anne Sarah Dunn graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal on the 11th of April 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws. She successfully completed two years of articles and was then admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2016.

Carey-Anne has always had a keen interest in law. From a very young age she dreamed of being an attorney, after watching an episode of Ally McBeal. She has a hunger for helping people from all walks of life and assisting them in exercising their rights in our new and exciting Constitutional dispensation.

Even Carey-Anne’s pastimes reflect her love for the law, as she enjoys reading courtroom dramas and watching TV series based on the legal profession. When not immersing herself in all things law-related, Carey-Anne enjoys going to the beach as well as abseiling.

Jeannie Louw

Jeannie Louw

Jeannie Louw has an impressive list of accolades, including a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Nursing), a Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, a Diploma in Trauma and Emergency Nursing, as well as a LLB from Howard College, UKZN.

Jeannie served articles as a candidate attorney under Principal Karen Olivier, and was admitted as an Attorney in 2019. Jeannie’s passion for helping people lead her into her first career as a Professional Nurse and it has assisted her in the field of law. Her interest in law stems from multiple encounters with people whose legal rights were eroded, and were in need of legal protection. Jeannie is driven by a desire to make an impactful difference in people’s lives who are in need of professional legal representation.

On the weekends, Jeannie can be found hiking and discovering the beautiful nature KZN has to offer with her teenage son.

Thashliya Ramsahai

Thashliya Ramsahai

Thashliya Ramsahai graduated from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, with a LLB Degree in 2017. She then went on to serve and complete her Articles with the Law Offices of Karen Olivier in 2018. She is currently working at the offices as a Professional Assistant after being admitted as an attorney in May of 2018.

Since her childhood, Thashliya has been interested in the law, and specifically in the way the law has an impact on the people around her. Since joining the firm, Thashliya has developed an inspired interest in Family Law and is passionate about ensuring the rights of others are well-protected in all circumstances.

Thashliya has a fond love of animals, and spends most of her free time with her dog Lily, as well as working on her artwork and catching up on the latest movies.

I met Karen and her team just under a year ago. Their professional and ethical services makes it that much easier to handle the circumstances one is faced with. Their compassion, kindness, humility and work ethics are of the highest standard. I have never regretted walking into their offices and they will be my first recommendation for anyone seeking help with legal matters. Karen, I have the utmost respect for you and your team. God bless

Sagina Langton

Thank you to Law Offices of Karen Olivier for their professional and expert legal representation, which resulted in the speedy resolution of a custody dispute that had previously caused much distress over a period of time to both us and my minor children. The emotional guidance of Karen and her team supported us through the court process. We are happy to announce that a Court Order was granted which ensures that my minor childrens’ best interests are upheld. I can now sleep with ease at night. 

Warren Sievwright

I just want to say thank you to Karen and team for the incredible service and assistance in my matter. I have always experienced a caring and compassionate response to my situation. Having met Karen was definitely not by chance..it was 100% a God Connection..and I would recommend her firm to anyone requiring that personal and extremely professional touch. She is success-driven and no hurdle stops her in achieving the righteous lawful outcome. Thank you, Karen…Blessings

Rowan Mattig