Oliver read Modern History at Oxford and subsequently attended Nottingham Law School. He completed his training contract at Manches LLP before joining the specialist commercial litigation firm Charles Fussell & Co LLP in 2009. Whilst there he built up substantial experience in Commercial Court, Mercantile Court, general Queen’s Bench and Chancery Division commercial litigation, including some of the heavyweight Russian and Middle Eastern litigation of recent years. He also has experience in financial sector disputes (particularly in relation to private equity), professional negligence and oil & gas litigation, pursuing individuals and entities both in England and abroad. He joined Carter-Ruck in 2017.
In his commercial practice, Oliver handles a wide variety of commercial disputes, typically matters involving breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duties. He also has considerable experience with pre-action issues and in interim relief (including obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction before the High Court) and he continues to advise clients in relation to such matters as required.
In his media practice, Oliver advises on both online and offline privacy, defamation and reputation management concerns for a number of well-known individuals and companies in the retail, energy and financial sectors, both in England and abroad. These include pre-publication and post-publication matters covering a wide variety of subjects and fields, from academic publications to foreign financial reporting.