Year of Call 2011
Oliver was called to the Bar in 2011 by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn of which he is a Hubert Greenland Scholar. He studied law at the University of Leicester and completed the Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham Law School. Oliver is a specialist civil practitioner who completed his pupillage with KCH Garden Square in January 2016.
Prior to joining chambers, Oliver acted as a County Court Advocate with the country’s market leading provider of Solicitor’s Agents. As an advocate, Oliver gained significant experience of a broad range of civil matters heard by District Judges, including small claims hearings, contractual disputes, possession claims, personal insolvency and procedural applications.
On graduating from the BPTC, alongside his practice as a County Court Advocate, Oliver began teaching undergraduate contract and public law at the University of Leicester where he is a popular and effective tutor. Oliver continues to teach, mentors students, and assists with the University of Leicester’s mooting and debating programmes.
Oliver enjoys frequent instruction in a variety of common law civil matters including contractual disputes, landlord and tenant, possession claims, road traffic accidents, personal insolvency, debt recovery and enforcement.
Oliver receives instructions from both claimants and defendants in housing cases including claims for possession, injunctive relief and committal applications for breach. Oliver is also instructed to provide written advice and settle pleadings.
Oliver has a clear, concise and robust style of advocacy and has particular interest in contractual claims, housing and private landlord and tenant cases. Oliver is a popular choice with lay clients, particularly more vulnerable clients who appreciate his personable and pragmatic approach. His professional clients appreciate his excellent client care and collaborative, approachable style of working.
As an undergraduate student at Leicester, Oliver held a number of student society positions, including Vice President of the United Nations Society and Competitions Secretary of the Student Law Society. Oliver also won a number of mooting and debating competitions including the University of Leicester/Herbert Smith Debating Competition, the Leicester University Debating Alliance Championship, the University of Leicester/Denton Wilde Sapte Senior Mooting Competition, the University of Leicester/Peter Kavanagh Outstanding Mooter of the Year Award, the Midlands Mooting Competition and the Leicester University United Nations Society Advocacy Competition.
Shuttleworth v. Tankmania 
Obtained significant damages for breach of contract and ‘loss of enjoyment’ in relation to hire of an armoured vehicle for wedding transport where the legal basis, principle and quantum of such damages were in dispute.
Charnwood Borough Council v. Bott, 6 Others & Persons Unknown 
Obtained an injunction pursuant to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, including power of arrest, in relation to broad range of anti-social behaviour including drug use and dealing, rough sleeping and begging at a multi-storey car park and large area of a town centre.
Broxtowe Borough Council v. Tomlin 
Injunction and enforcement pursuant to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, including power of arrest in relation to conduct likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress by use of social media.
Market Court Developments Ltd v. Woollins 
Obtained an order for possession in multi-track proceedings over land occupied for several decades by a small business where the previous freeholder had no evidence of a lease or licence pursuant to which the Defendant occupied the land. A defence of, inter alia, adverse possession, defective notice seeking possession and protection by terms of lease was successfully overcome.