Oliver is a highly regarded junior barrister who accepts instructions to defend or to prosecute. He has a busy defence practice in London and on the South Eastern Circuit. He is also a Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor.
He appears as sole counsel or as junior counsel, often in multi-handed cases.
Oliver is regularly instructed to defend or prosecute in jury trials involving complex and sensitive issues. Recent instructions have included cases of gangland firearms, a major police operation into the production and supply of Class A drugs, arson, kidnapping, sexual assault, voyeurism and human trafficking.
Oliver has a developing practice in fraud. He has spent time working within the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division of FCA. He has an excellent knowledge of the law relating to market abuse and insider dealing. He holds the CFA Society Investment Management Certificate.
Oliver is a former soldier, having served in the Irish Guards for 6 years in the UK and overseas. He has a good reputation in the Court Martial jurisdiction and is instructed to represent service personnel and veterans accused of offences arising within their service or civilian life. He holds security vetting to SC level.
Oliver often appears before the Conduct and Competence Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In 2014 he successfully appealed to the High Court against a striking off order imposed by the NMC against an experienced midwife.
Oliver has represented bereaved families at Coroner’s Inquests and has received praise for his delicate handling of complex and emotive issues. He is adept at dealing with the challenges involved in cases involving violent or unexpected deaths. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-22110815
In addition to his primary areas of practice Oliver also undertakes media law work. He provides weekly pre-publication advice to The Sun newspaper on defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, reporting restrictions, contempt of court and copyright.
- 2009 Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent), Inns of Court School of Law (City Law School)
- 2003 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
- 2002 LLB University of Durham, Hatfield College
Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship
Oliver is a member of the South Eastern Circuit (Circuit Junior 2014), the CBA, the Financial Services Lawyers Association, the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers and the Association of Military Court Advocates.