Olivia Maginn


Olivia Maginn is a transport and motoring law specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.


Representation in Magistrates’ and Crown Courts
Traffic Commissioners’ Disciplinary and Environmental Public Inquiries
Motorist Defence & all Road Traffic Offences
Prosecutions for Goods & PSV Operators & Drivers
Advocacy at Trials, Appeals and Plea Hearings
Operator Licensing & Regulatory Compliance
Civil Penalties & Stowaways
International / Carriers Liability
Vehicle Seizures
Driving Licence Entitlements and Totting Up
DVSA Investigations
Representation at Coroners’ Inquests
Health & Safety
Environment Agency Prosecutions


Olivia is able to provide expert legal advice and representation to commercial operators, professional drivers and private motorists on a wide range of issues including licences, compliance, public inquiries and motorist defence.

Olivia is very experienced in contested court hearings both in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court and will always endeavour to secure the best possible outcome for her clients. She appears in courts throughout England and Wales and sees her clients in the Nottingham office located in the Lace Market area of the City. Alternative arrangements can be made should attending the office be inconvenient.

Legal 500 states “in-house counsel Olivia Maginn is also recommended”. Olivia is recognised for her particular style of advocacy and is often instructed through referrals and word of mouth. She began her career at the Bar in London in Chambers before settling in the Midlands to practice. She has offered advice and representation on all criminal matters, regulatory proceedings and road traffic prosecutions. Olivia is instantly able to put her clients at ease through her very approachable nature and has an excellent record for success.

Career Highlights

  • Between 1998 and 2002 she worked as a Barrister at Holborn Chambers in London
  • Olivia joined New Walk Chambers in Leicester where she worked as a Barrister for 12 years
  • She joined Rotheras in November 2014 and became an associate in June 2017


“Olivia was so helpful and she did an amazing job with my case. I am really happy with the outcome. Thank you Olivia you were brilliant! ”
Preditah – Grime Music Composer
“I wanted to write to say how grateful I was to you for your help and support with my recent issue. You dealt with me personally with the utmost professionalism. I was incredibly grateful to have you by my side. ”
Rose Bedford
“I found myself in big trouble in a legal issue that I had no experience with. As a poetic public speaker with a tendency for romantic grandiloquence, I knew that I needed someone to represent me to present substantive and pertinent facts in court. From the outset Georgina and Olivia made me feel at ease with the entire process, and my outcome in court was worth ten times the fee. I hope to never need their services again, but I wouldn't hesitate to use Rothera Sharp if the circumstances arose. ”
Mr Waleed
“I cannot thank you enough for your excellent advice and service - first class service and first class result - I'm extremely happy. Thanks very much to you and your team. ”
Jeanette Cheetham
“My deepest appreciation to Olivia. Before calling Rothera Sharp, I contacted couple of law firms and all of them were employing scaremongering tactics. Olivia put my heart at rest in the first instance and she delivered on the day in court. I recommend Rothera Sharp. ”
Bernard Owusu
“Instructions were clear and comprehensive and the case was prepared for Court in a meticulous manner…Very happy to accept instructions from Olivia Maginn at Rothera Sharp Solicitors. ”
Lucy Jones, High Pavement Chambers
“Specialises in road and freight transport law with regulatory advice at the core of the practice. In a major highlight, the group acted for an operator in an appeal against the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) regarding a charge of failing to use a tachograph and operating a goods vehicle without an operator’s licence. ”
Legal 500, 2018
“Demonstrating a ‘high understanding of client business requirements’... provides ‘superior service’ to clients dealing with public inquiries, prosecutions and appeals of court judgments as well as challenging the decisions of the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. Olivia Maginn is highly recommended ”
Legal 500, 2017
“Rothera Sharp Solicitors’ ‘exceptional’ department is particularly renowned for assisting commercial vehicle operators on a wide spectrum of transport law-related issues such as civil penalties, prosecutions and traffic commissioner public inquiries. Anton Balkitis and Olivia Maginn come highly recommended. ”
Legal 500, 2016
“Just a quick note to thank you for your help. As you are aware my guys do thousands of miles in attempting to help veterans…so not only have you saved this guy’s licence but you might have saved a life or two as well. I cannot thank you enough for the professional and friendly way you dealt with this matter. I think that you are a star.”
Jim Davidson OBE, CEO Care After Combat

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Olivia Maginn's Experience


20 years


  • Olivia attended Nottingham Trent University and qualified as a Barrister in 1998

Positions Held

In House Barrister
Crown Court Advocate

Memberships & Accreditations

Road Haulage Association
East Midlands Freight Council
Nottingham Law Society
Lincoln’s Inn

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