Olivia Terziovski | Principal
There are a few words that describe the Principal, Olivia Terziovski: passionate, fun, creative, dedicated. But when it comes to resolving building disputes and other matters she can best be described as a pit bull (loyal, tenacious, smart, and a fighter).
Olivia believes that dealing with a home is different than other disputes. Home is where the heart is. It is the place where the homeowner can relax and leave the world behind. That’s why emotions run so high when there is a problem with the building project. This also runs true for builders who are trying to make an honest living.
Over the years, Olivia has worked with homeowners, builders, owner-builders, owners corporations, businesses, individuals and property developers—good people who need help out of a difficult situation or people who want to protect themselves from litigation or loss. When she founded Boutique Lawyers, it was with the promise to help people through these disputes with compassion and care—and a winning attitude.
Olivia graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws, and was soon admitted to practice as a lawyer. She started her career at a small law firm practising in civil litigation and business law. It is here that she developed a love for working with individuals and small businesses, feeling she could really make a difference for this group.
She also developed a reputation as an effective lawyer and in 2009 was invited to join a prestigious firm in Melbourne CBD and Sydney CBD focusing on franchising, commercial leasing, and trademarks. It was a great experience working with the big guys, but she missed the small firm in the suburbs—she loved the ability to focus on people rather than billable hours, which the small firm offered.
In 2012, she went out on her own—taking her winning record, varied experience, and desire to change the way the whole legal industry operates and deals with clients with her. And Boutique Lawyers’ client-first focus is one of those changes that she will bring to you.
Outside of being a super lawyer, Olivia reads everything, stays fit (important for kicking you-know-what), and plays with her kids (which keeps her very well grounded). She also enjoys spending quiet time in the sanctuary of her beautiful home.
Published author for
- Thousand fish
- LawPath (commentator)
- Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society
- Law Institute of Victoria