Oliver Cox is a Senior Associate specialising in media disputes and commercial litigation.

Oliver’s media practice focuses on online and offline privacy, defamation and reputation management. He advises companies in the retail, energy, aviation, land, healthcare and financial sectors, both in England and abroad, and high profile individuals in British and international politics, business and finance, policing, shipping, sports, the charitable sector and private life.

His media experience also involves pre-publication and post-publication matters covering a wide variety of subjects and fields, from academic publications to social media “influencers” to foreign financial reporting. He is skilled in obtaining injunctive relief to restrain the misuse and media exploitation of confidential corporate information.

Oliver’s commercial disputes practice focuses on breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty cases. He has wide experience of pre-action issues and interim relief (including obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction before the High Court).

Oliver is experienced 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 – including private equity – professional negligence, oil & gas litigation, unfair prejudice, and pursuing individuals and entities both in England and abroad.

Oliver is highlighted as a key lawyer in Legal 500.  He is also a regular contributor on Commercial and Media Law issues.

  • Law Society Gazette – ‘The Prince and the Process Server’.  Process serving methodology for the Royals and other high profile individuals.
  • talkRADIO – The wider libel issues surrounding review sites for both consumers and those listed, following the case of a man facing criminal charges in Thailand for causing ‘damage to the reputation’ of a hotel through his negative TripAdvisor review
  • The Times – Donald Trump’s tweets turn focus to social media responsibility after Capitol siege
  • talkRADIO – Libellous online reviews
  • He is the author of Carter-Ruck’s report Litigation Disclosure Changes – A Cure Worse than the Disease?
  • The Times – Announcing the Birth of the Social Media Users.  Contributing to Edward Fennell’s legal column on how new legal personae are evolving for defamation proceedings in the internet age.
  • Analysis on Donald Trump’s 29 May Executive Order attacking section 230 of the US 1996 Communications Decency Act.  Read the article here.
  • Inforrm’s Blog – Analysis of the Supreme Court judgment in the case of Stocker v Stocker.  Examining key points of interest for practitioners going forward
  • The Law Society Gazette – Guidance on Libel for the Social Media Age. Oliver examines a 76-month libel dispute in the case of Stocker v Stocker that gives guidance on defamation in the Facebook era
  • Advised a well-known retailer and a high-street bank in the defence and ongoing maintenance of their corporate reputations against targeted attacks
  • An ultra-high net worth individual in a partnership dispute concerning the future of a family-owned conglomerate
  • Global financial investors and corporations in the energy, aviation, retail and healthcare sectors
  • Legal professionals, sports and media personalities, senior executives and charity leaders targeted in the media or social media.