Called to the Bar in 2018
Oliver joined Chambers in January 2021 following the successful completion of his pupillage.
Before joining Chambers, Oliver worked as a County Court Advocate across the South-Eastern Circuit attending Court on a daily basis on various Civil hearings and applications. Oliver also held a voluntary role as part of the Tackling Discrimination in the East Project as a Volunteer Discrimination Adviser.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Personal injury
Oliver welcomes instructions across the range of Chambers’ main practice areas, specialising in Civil Litigation and Employment Law.
Oliver has a busy practice which encompasses Personal Injury, Property and Personal Injury cases as part of his specialisation in addition to Employment, regularly instructed to attend hearings and provide written and oral advice on a variety of issues. In addition to the substantive hearings, Oliver is frequently appearing in the County Court on directions and application hearings.
In addition to his main practice areas, Oliver also undertakes Probate work having previously settled pleadings and drafted written advice on a variety of issues.
Oliver also periodically provides pro-bono advice for clients of the Suffolk Law Centre in Ipswich on legal issues falling within his practice area.
Oliver accepts instructions from solicitors and professionals as well as on a direct-access basis.
I thought he was very impressive and had a sense of calmness, confidence and logic that is often lacking at the Magistrates. I would instruct him in the future.
His manner of delivery was very effective as was his ability to respond quickly to witness's answers under cross examination. His ability to quote from the evidence bundle without delay and his references to relevant case precedents was also impressive.
Oliver’s practice encompasses a broad range of personal injury litigation. Oliver has successfully represented clients in a variety of personal injury hearings.
- Small claim hearings
- Fast track hearings
- Cost and Case Management Conferences
- Stage 3 hearings
- Infant settlement/approval hearings
In addition, Oliver regularly provides written advice on issues of personal injury as well as advice in conference. Oliver also accepts instructions on a conditional fee basis where appropriate.
Oliver has a fast-growing employment practice following his previous role as a Volunteer Discrimination Adviser as part of the Tackling Discrimination in the East Project. Since joining Chambers, Oliver has successfully represented both Claimants and Respondents at the First-Tier Employment Tribunal in relation to unfair and wrongful dismissal, unlawful deduction in wages, discrimination, and TUPE claims.
- Case management hearings
- Preliminary hearings
- Final hearings
In addition, Oliver is also instructed to draft pleadings and prepare interlocutory applications on behalf of clients. Oliver is well-versed in providing written advice on a variety of employment issues as well as advising in conference.
Oliver has also previously advised companies in respect of the form and contents of employment contracts with a particular focus on zero-hours and casual worker contracts and clauses.
Oliver’s property practice covers a diverse range of issues. Oliver has successfully represented Claimants and Defendants at an interim stage and at final hearings.
- Private landlord and tenant disputes
- Possession proceedings
- Trespass actions
- Housing injunctions
- Adverse possession
In addition, Oliver regularly provides written advice on housing issues as well as advice in conference. Oliver has previously been seconded to Local Authorities to advise on a variety of legal issues including disputes over land ownership.
Oliver has a developing practice in commercial law, regularly attending court on contractual disputes and issues of debt recovery.
- Contractual disputes
- Debt recovery
- Sale/supply of goods
- Misrepresentation claims
- Unjust enrichment claims
In addition, Oliver is frequently instructed to settle pleadings in respect of such matters an provide written advice, where appropriate on such issues including those pertaining to limitation.
BPTC: University of Law (2018)
LLM: University of Law (2018)