Oliver is a Commercial Chancery Barrister with a primary interest in Commercial Litigation.
Before coming to the Bar, Oliver worked as a Risk Analyst and in house on financial litigation, including AIM and Secondary Markets disputes.
Oliver has a particular interest in all Commercial areas including Finance, Professional Negligence and Insolvency. Oliver also receives instructions in a wide variety of areas including sale of goods, credit hire and general contract disputes. He regularly attends the winding-up list in the rolls building, and enjoys representing clients either bringing or defending winding-up petitions.
Oliver has keen interest in technology/start-up companies and has been involved in the drafting of documents for clients, including shareholders agreements.
Oliver is currently instructed on two Professional Negligence multi-track claims. He particularly enjoys the overlap between Professional Negligence and Probate.
Recent notable cases
X Markets Technologies v Davies  (High Court, Chancery Division) acted for the Company in a counter-claim against a former employee for breach of a non-disclosure and a non-compete agreement.
Re Stamford Construction  (Companies Court) acted for the Creditors in a claim against Stamford Construction arising out of a failed Creditors Voluntary arrangement.
Aviva PLC v Teresa Remirez  (High Court, Chancery Division) acted for Aviva.
C B v RO and others (Advising and settling pleadings for Negligence claim against Barrister)
Sutherland v Sutherland  (Britsol District Registry, Chancery Division) Successfully resisted an abuse of process application.
Averox Limited v Irvings (A Firm)  (Solicitors Negligence)
Trusts Litigation/Private Client
Oliver has a keen interest in defending Claims brought under the Inheritance Act 1975, as well as on advising Spousal/Co-habitant and Adult Child claimants. He also has an interest in Costs in the context of Probate generally.
Re Anthony Robert Ball  (High Court, Chancery Division) (Awaiting Neutral Citation), a Part 64 Claim against the Executor of an Estate for an account and inquiry, detailed assessment of the costs of administration and a declaration as to the true interpretation of the Will. Oliver successfully argued that his clients (the beneficiary) interpretation was correct, and that the Executor was in error. The Claim also considered the extent to which Executors are entitled to their costs depending on the extent to which they are neutral.
Re Anthony Robert Ball (Prospective Costs)  (High Court, Chancery Division) (Awaiting Neutral Citation), Oliver successfully obtained a Prospective Costs Order for a beneficiary in advance of bringing proceedings against the Executor for a variety of relief under CPR Part 64. The Order was made awarding the beneficiary his indemnity costs in advance from the Estate to cover the cost of the Claim.
Fiona Hulme v Jackson and Others  (High Court, Family Division) (Ongoing) on a Claim against a £1,3000,000 Oliver acted for the sole beneficiary of an estate defending a claim brought by a co-habitant partner of 9 years.
As a pupil Oliver assisted on Kaur v Dhaliwal  All ER (D) 164 (Jun), a major Court of Appeal decision which changed the approach of the Courts to the two-year requirement for cohabitation.
Planning/Town and Village Greens
Oliver has undertaken locum work advising local authorities on a number of Planning and Commons Registration matters. In particular, he was instructed by Canterbury City Council to undertake locum work in relation to a large village green inquiry, assisting Paul Wilmshurst.
Oliver has a keen interest in planning applications, and is beginning to develop his expertise in the area.
In the Matter of an Application to Register Whitstable Beach as a Town or Village Green 
During Oliver’s first six pupillage he gained experience of traditional Chancery/Private Client and Commercial work, including matters such as Inheritance Act cases, partnership disputes, Part 64 non-contentious trusts litigation and insolvency.