Partner

Profile

Oliver is a solicitor and Partner in the Commercial Team.  Having strength and depth in property and business based dispute resolution and litigation, his approach is to find the solution you need. Oliver is a member of the Property Lawyers Association recognising specialism and experience in this area of work. He is also recognised by the 2017 Legal 500 directory for his work in this area and he receives referrals from property professionals.
Oliver is a recent graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme and chairs the firm's Management Board and Strategy Committee. 

Route to Law

Oliver became a Solicitor in 1996 following a Maths Degree at Bristol University. Before that his interest in the law arose from winning his own personal injury claim.  He became a Partner at Wansbroughs in 2008.

Significant Work

Oliver's work in specialist areas has included the following projects:

  • Urgent Injunction to prevent building work affecting medical facilities. 
  • Commercial property renewals of leases with tight deadlines and involving complex leaseholds. 
  • Recovery of overpaid business (national non-domestic) rates and advice about exemptions and reliefs. 
  • Mediations about property and business disputes. 
  • Application to the Court of Appeal for ruling about property/ parking rights, adverse possession and land registration issue concerning valuable car parking space. This case (Parshall v Hackney) is the leading decision for dual land registration and has given rise to changes in the law proposed by the Law Commission and the Land Registry.
  • Advice upon insolvency issues concerning property including tenant in administration, minimising liabilities and LPA receivership. 
  • Advice about negotiations over development of ransom strip, relocation of ransom strip and associated solution.
  • Structured recovery of rent and property within managed portfolios.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Affairs including data protection, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and commercial regulations.
  • Expert Determination - dispute concerning departure from instructions. 

Personal Interests

Family, wild swimming and outdoor pursuits.
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“Oliver was very helpful to us at a time which could have been difficult and we very much appreciated the service from him and his colleagues.”