Business & Commercial Law
Commercial and Business disputes form a significant part of Oliver's practice. He provides commercial advice, drafts the full range of pleadings and is an effective advocate appearing regularly in the High Court and County Court.
Oliver is instructed by and appears against large multinationals and institutions. He has particular expertise advising company directors and companies following the termination of service contracts.
Building on his tenure at a niche entertainment and media law firm Oliver undertakes a broad range of civil and commercial litigation including:
- Breach of fiduciary duties and restrictive covenants
- Shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions
- Partnership disputes & Disputes by members of LLP's
- Beach of Contract & Payment Claims
- Commercial Injunctions
- Joint Venture disputes [in particular the imposition of fiduciary obligations between partners]
He also has a particular niche in permanent health insurance benefits, including permanent health insurance policy disputes and claims involving the mis-selling of such policies
Oliver has particular expertise dealing with claims of professional negligence acting for Claimants and Defendants. He has particular expertise in claims involving lawyers - particularly lost and/or mishandled litigation claims, dealing with limitation, contributory negligence and quantum issues that arise in such claims. He has particular expertise in the valuation of lost chances in negligence claims involving employment disputes.
Oliver regularly advises on disputes involving land, particularly negligent conveyancing, overvaluations of commercial and residential property and negligent surveys of residential property.
Oliver also has particular expertise in advising solicitors dealing with regulatory matters involving the SRA.
Recommendations for Oliver
"an efficient and effective barrister, providing creative and commercial solutions to clients. Oliver is always approachable and is sensitive when dealing with clients; whilst able to deliver clear and practical advice even in difficult and complex situations"
"I was thoroughly delighted with his professionalism, his attention to detail and his frank and honest views...A fantastic barrister."
"a tenacious advocate and able to get to the root of the problem quickly."
"Oliver provides clear, practical advice on commercial and employment matters. I would certainly recommend him."
Stepford Homes v Lee & Others (2012) LTL A claim for injunctive relief and ancillary orders against a former employee and the approach the Court should take to costs where a Claimant had decided not to pursue its claim for such ancillary orders but failed to inform the Defendants or the Court.
Rehman v Benfield (2006) EWCA Civ 1392 Acknowledgment of Title under the Limitation Act 1980.