Oliver read law at the University of Leicester and completed the Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham Law School. He was called to the Bar in 2011 and is a Hubert Greenland Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.
On graduating from the BPTC, Oliver began teaching undergraduate Contract and Public Law at the University of Leicester where he was a popular and effective lecturer. Oliver taught until August 2022, but still mentors students, and assists with the University’s mooting and debating programmes.
In recognition of his professional achievements and contribution to Leicester Law School in terms of teaching, employability and ED&I initiatives, Leicester appointed Oliver as an Honorary Associate Professor in September 2022.
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.
Oliver is committed to improving access to, and equality & diversity at, the Bar. He is involved in a number of initiatives, including:
o Sitting on the Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee.
o Regularly speaking on the Sutton Trust: Pathways to Law programme.
o Established the Jeffers – Nunn Award at Leicester Law School.
o Mentoring through Lincoln’s Inn.
o Mentoring on the Future Bar Programme at DeMontfort Law School.
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.