Oliver has been a member of chambers since 2013, and his practice encompasses property (commercial and residential), probate and trusts and commercial work. He has extensive experience acting for corporate clients, individuals and insolvency practitioners.
Oliver has appeared in the High Court both with and without a leader, and has been led both in the Court of Appeal and in lengthy proceedings before a professional tribunal. His practice also involves frequent appearances in the County Court on commercial and property matters ranging in scale from trials of substantial value property and commercial disputes to small claims and procedural hearings, as well as a broad range of advisory and drafting work.
Oliver will accept instructions covering a wide range of property and trusts/estates matters, including:
Oliver has a particular interest in the law relating to public utilities, having worked in the legal team of a major water company prior to practising at the Bar.
Oliver also has experience of the operation of insolvency regimes, and of property proceedings arising from insolvency.
Recent instructions for Oliver relating to property and estates have included:
Oliver draws upon a broad experience of commercial practice, and is available to provide advice, drafting and representation in areas including the following:
Oliver has a particular interest in the water industry, and more generally in the law relating to utilities and utility assets. He has an understanding of the statutory underpinnings of the utility sector, including detailed knowledge of the legal framework of the water industry, and worked for almost two years within the in-house legal team of a large water and sewerage undertaker prior to practising at the Bar.
Oliver is frequently instructed in hearings involving procedural questions under the CPR, such as:
As well as being led on higher-value matters, recent instructions and appearances for Oliver include:
Oliver sees property and financial affairs work within the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection as a natural extension to his trusts and estates practice, engaging many of the same considerations, and he is seeking to develop his practice to cover relevant Court of Protection work as part of chambers’ expanding specialist offering in this area.
Chancery, Probate and Tax
‘An approachable barrister who provides thorough and detailed advice.’
Property and Construction
‘Very detailed and thorough advice. Very approachable when working on cases together.’
Chancery Bar Association