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 civil practitioner who completed his pupillage with KCH Garden Square. He enjoys a busy practice and is experienced in commercial disputes, landlord & tenant proceedings, claims relating to anti-social behaviour and insurer litigation.
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 County Court business heard by District Judges.
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’s mooting and debating programmes.
Oliver has a clear, concise and robust style of advocacy and has particular interest in contractual disputes and claims relating to possession and anti-social behaviour. Oliver’s professional clients appreciate his excellent client care and collaborative, approachable style of working. To that end he is frequently instructed by, and on behalf of, local authorities, housing associations and insurers. Oliver is a popular choice with lay clients, who appreciate his personable and pragmatic approach.
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:
o The University of Leicester/Herbert Smith Debating Competition,
o The Leicester University Debating Alliance Championship,
o The University of Leicester/Denton Wilde Sapte Senior Mooting Competition,
o The University of Leicester/Peter Kavanagh Outstanding Mooter of the Year Award,
o The Midlands Mooting Competition,
o The Leicester University United Nations Society Advocacy Competition.
Away from chambers, Oliver enjoys cooking, jazz and follows Formula 1 and the Leicester Tigers.
Jeffers-Nunn Leicester University Award
Oliver, along with family practitioner Jamal Jeffers, established a new award at the University of Leicester in an effort to boost diversity at the Bar.
The Award, which will be first granted in the 2021 academic year, will be granted each year to a student in their second year of study of a Law Degree at Leicester Law School and provide financial assistance covering approximately two years’ worth of textbooks as well as mentorship from both Jamal and Oliver. The recipient, selected on academic merit, will have aspirations of practising at the Bar and be from a demographic which is under-represented in the profession.
Jamal and Oliver hope that the Award will help to boost diversity in the profession and aid social mobility, an objective rightly pursued by the likes of The Bar Council of England and Wales, KCH Garden Square and the Midland Circuit’s Social Mobility Committee.