Oliver is a commercial and personal injury barrister with considerable experience in resolving all manner of disputes arising from his practice areas. He regularly appears in both the High Court and County Court and is consistently instructed in cases at all stages, from advisory, pre-action, interlocutory applications, trial, costs and appeals.
Oliver has been invited and thereafter spoke at the annual Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) conference and the Public Law Project annual conference. He is also happy to offer talks and presentations specifically tailored to instructing solicitors needs if required.
Oliver has an impressive and diverse commercial/chancery practice and has consistently accepted instructions in:
Oliver has built a successful and substantial practice in Personal Injury. He covers all areas of negligence and represents both Claimants and Defendants. He deals predominantly with Multi Track work but is also happy to be instructed on FT work, if appropriate. He is regularly instructed to appear at CCMCs, interlocutory applications and of course trials. Oliver accepts instructions to deal with matters on a CFA with no uplift. He will not charge for his initial advice should the case lack prospects.
Oliver is approachable, has considerable experience and is noted for his ability to instil the complete confidence of both his professional and lay clients.
Oliver was recently led in a case in the High Court involving the provision of negligent immigration advice by solicitors. The case threw up novel legal issues particularly in the quantification of damages and whether the loss of employment due to the Claimant's loss of immigration status should be quantified by using recognised methods from the personal injury jurisdiction.
In addition Oliver had acted professional negligence cases in banking and financial services including: mis-sold mortgages, negligence financial advice and negligent legal advice.
Oliver has regularly represented both Claimants and Defendants in complex construction disputes and conducted numerous multi track trials in cases involving both residential and commercial construction projects. He regularly appears for developers, architects, sub-contractors and owners of residential property.
In addition to conducting detailed assessments Oliver is also particularly interested in the extent to which the failure to engage in forms of ADR can impact on the recoverability of costs. Recently he successfully obtained a direction at CCMC stage for a case to be subject to the adjudication pilot scheme for the settlement of professional negligence cases before being able to progress to trial.
Oliver has been regularly instructed at Inquests on behalf of medical professionals, employers and other interested parties.