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Oliver Wraight

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Called: 1998


Oliver practises exclusively in family law, with a particular interest in care and adoption proceedings.


He read law at Downing College, Cambridge, and was called to the Bar in 1998.





In the public children law field, Oliver has wide-ranging experience of acting for parents, local authorities, and children’s guardians in cases which involve complex issues of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. He regularly acts for clients with learning difficulties, including those represented through the Official Solicitor. He also has extensive knowledge of local authority practice, having for a number of years provided consultancy services in this area.


Oliver acts in all forms of private law proceedings, including residence, contact, child abduction and removal from the jurisdiction cases. He has significant experience in complex and entrenched cases between parents and offers a robust yet practical approach to the resolution of family disputes.


Oliver also offers advice and advocacy in ancillary relief proceedings, claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.





  • Re M (Care Order: Freeing Application) [2004] 1 FLR 1874 (Court of Appeal)





Family Law Bar Association.

Association of Lawyers for Children.