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Oliver is now in his second six of a common law pupillage under the supervision of Karen Lennon.

Before commencing pupillage, Oliver gained wide ranging experience across a number of areas of the law. Oliver worked as a paralegal for the Infected Blood Inquiry, acted as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate representing the interests of mentally incapacitated adults before best interest panels, represented excluded pupils with special educational needs before governor discipline committees, independent review panels and in the SEND tribunal and gained extensive advocacy and advisory experience whilst managing his own employment law business, offering trade union representation to employees in grievance and disciplinary hearings. He has also represented a number of employees pro bono in the employment tribunal via the Free Representation Unit, appearing against experienced Counsel. Oliver was a quarter finalist in Middle Temple’s Rosamund Smith Mooting Competition.

Oliver has a particular interest in TOLATA disputes: whilst at Durham, Oliver completed what was described by the examiner as a “stellar piece of original research” on the common intention constructive trust. He is also keen to develop his employment law and ancillary relief experience.

Oliver enjoys providing support to vulnerable individuals having worked as a student support worker for the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. During first six, he has also been recognised for his meticulous approach to written work.

 

Memberships/Professional Qualifications

 

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • BPTC, BPP London (Outstanding)
  • LLB (Hons) Durham University (Ranked 2nd/218 students in Preliminary Honours and highest mark in year in UK Constitutional Law).

 

Scholarships and Prizes

  • Certificate of Honour (Middle Temple)
  • State School Scholarship (Middle Temple)
  • Pro Bono Scholarship (BPP Law School)
  • Advocacy Scholarship (BPP Law School)
  • Anniversary Scholarship (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Gray’s Inn Bursary Award (Durham University)
  • MVision Internship Prize (Durham University)