Oliver joined Chambers following successful completion of his pupillage in 2022 and practices across all common law areas on the North Eastern Circuit.
In addition to regular crime, Oliver has a keen interest in regulatory matters, often advising and acting on behalf individuals, corporate bodies, Local Authorities, Government Departments, and Executive Agencies. His work ranges across Health and Food Safety, Customs and Excise, and Environmental Health. From time to time, Oliver is also known to assist in training and seminars to Local Authorities and Executive Agencies in respect of regulatory prosecutions. His most recent work includes:
R v JM  – Representing defendant charged with Aggravated Stalking and Assault, mitigating down to a 10-month prison sentence.
R v BD  – Prosecuting offences for remaining unlawfully at large after recall to prison, public nuisance and criminal damage.
R v H  – Successful prosecution of coercive and controlling behaviour, witness intimidation and assault following a 2-day trial.
R v AW  – Mitigating sentence for Class A PWITS down to 2 years suspended following prosecution submissions on the starting point being 8 years.
R v LH  – Prosecution of theft and bladed article offences, involving a statutory minimum sentence.
In addition to other areas of Oliver’s practice, he receives regular instructions in the Family Court, with a particular focus on Private Children Law and Matrimonial Finance. These instructions often involve complex private children law disputes for his year of call, for example external relocation matters, children with complex needs, and disputes with heavy local authority involvement. Oliver contributes academically in the Private Family Law field, where possible publishing case law updates and presenting at conferences and seminars. Examples of Oliver’s recent work are:
S v H  – Successful Respondent in securing findings of domestic abuse in finding of fact hearing, including coercive and controlling behaviour.
KP v SH  – Advising and appearing in financial remedy proceedings and subsequent TOLATA matter involving family trusts, securing final orders in favour of the client.
F v B  – Representing an Applicant in a 3-day finding of fact, facing serious allegations of domestic abuse, with the court dismissing all allegations against the Applicant, and findings against the party making the allegations.
Y v Y  – Successful opposition to plan to relocate a child to Spain.
In addition to regulatory matters, Oliver is also available to accept instructions in general civil litigation where possible. His experience covers credit hire, consumer goods, personal injury, property, and trusts. Recent examples of Oliver’s work are:
Hodgson & Anor v Cook & Anor  UKUT 41 (LC) – Advising and appearing for the successful objectors in an application to modify a restrictive covenant. The judgment can be found here: https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/LC/2023/41.html
Master of Laws LLM – Distinction
Bar Practice Course – Very Competent
North Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association
The Honourable Society of Middle Temple