Oliver is an experienced criminal advocate. He represents clients in the most serious and complex criminal cases. Prior to being called to the Bar, Oliver was a solicitor for 22 years and a Higher Courts Advocate for the last 10. As a result, Oliver has gained a wealth of experience that means he is ideally placed to advise solicitors on case preparation in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Criminal Prosecutions - Private & Public
- Kent Bar Mess.
Cases of Note
In the Crown Court:
R v M and Ors (Operation Distal) - 2019
Second on an indictment alleging car ringing and money laundering. Hove Crown Court. (Not guilty).
R v H and Ors (Operation Shirin) - 2018
Led junior - Second on indictment alleging facilitation of illegal immigration and money laundering. Woolwich Crown Court.
R v B - 2018
Allegation of S18 where the assault had resulted in catastrophic brain damage to the victim. Canterbury Crown Court. (Not guilty).
R v Z - 2018
Allegation of assisting unlawful immigration. Canterbury Crown Court.
R v A - 2018
Allegation of “County Lines” supply of Class A drugs. Canterbury Crown Court. (Not guilty).
R v M - 2017
Intervening in confiscation proceedings on behalf of an estranged wife. Canterbury Crown Court. Successfully submitted that the entire proceedings were an abuse of process (including those against the husband).
R v H - 2017
Allegation of theft of hire cars being brought to the UK through Dover. Canterbury Crown Court. (Not guilty).
R v V - 2016
Allegation of importation of 10kg cocaine by an HGV driver. Canterbury Crown Court (Not guilty).
R v DV and Ors - 2015
Multi-handed conspiracy to import 5kg of cocaine into the United Kingdom. Maidstone Crown Court (Not guilty -half time submission).
R v H and Ors - 2014
Multi-handed conspiracy to evade duty. Represented an HGV driver. Maidstone Crown Court (Not guilty).
In the Court of Appeal:
R v G
Appeal against sentence for robbery for a Youth.
R v C
Appeal against sentence for supply of class A drugs for an 18 year old.
R v W
Appeal against sentence of 9 years for violent robbery in the home.