Oliver has extensive experience of representing local authorities, parents, Children’s Guardians and other family members and interveners. He has experience in dealing with the most complex of cases, including serious non-accidental injuries, conflicting medical evidence, sexual abuse of children and adults, fictitious illness and other significant mental health issues.
Notable Public Law Children cases
Wokingham Borough Council v The Mother & Ors  EWFC 196
Fact-finding in care proceedings concerning allegations that parents assaulted children.
Re M (adoption - notification of birth father)  EWFC 17
Adoption application in which court ordered that birth father be notified, but birth mother refused to reveal his name, and he could not be identified.
Re C 
Acted for 3 teenage children in 12-day final hearing involving allegations of physical and emotional abuse, and managing complex family dynamics
Re H [2017-2018]
Represented Local Authority in 10-day fact-finding hearing against 2 silks, involving allegations of rape and attempted murder.
Re F [2017-2018]
Represented Local Authority in 10-day fact-finding hearing against 2 silks involving non-accidental injuries and conflicting expert medical evidence.