Olivia Vel was called to the Bar as a legally registered Attorney at Law on Wednesday 14 December 2022 before the Chief Justice Rony Goviden in Court Room 1.
She was accompanied by her pupil master, lawyer Frank Elizabeth, and took her oaths before the Court.
Olivia Vel grew up in England where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Law and qualified as a civil-commercial mediator.
Ms. Vel then joined Victoria Law Firm in 2018, and under the guidance of Mr. Elizabeth and his team, went on to successfully complete her pupillage. On the 14th December 2022, Ms. Vel was admitted as an attorney-at-law in Seychelles.
Speaking to Ms. Vel, she expressed her infinite gratitude to the Judiciary, fellow attorneys, friends and family for their continued patience and support.
Ms. Vel also had a few words of advice for aspiring lawyers, “Do not be disheartened by the grades your received, be proud that you attempted it; and remember if it were easy it wouldn’t be worth it.”