McAllister Olivarius commended in House of Lords debate


In a debate on pornography in the House of Lords last week, Baroness Uddin commended the efforts of McAllister Olivarius, in particular Senior Partner Ann Olivarius, for our work to end revenge porn. Moved by the Lord Bishop of Chester, the debate centred on the impact of pornography on society, its negative effects on both children and adults, and the potential ways of regulating pornography to reduce the harms it causes.

Referring to the revenge porn seminar co-hosted by McAllister Olivarius last April, Baroness Uddin suggested that the government should seek our advice regarding possible changes in the law to enhance the protections for revenge porn victims. We advocate a civil remedy, in addition to the criminal law which came into effect in April 2015, allowing victims to seek compensation from perpetrators, website operators and those who intentionally re-share revenge pornography that has already been posted.