Oliver is a Legal Director in Addleshaw Goddard's London office, specialising in reputation and information protection. 

Oliver has expertise in reputational/information crisis response, working to deliver proportionate responses and optimal outcomes; he has extensive experience acting on defamation and associated causes of action including malicious falsehood, civil harassment, misuse of private information, breach of confidence, data protection rules and the “right to be forgotten”. He has assisted with both IPSO and Ofcom complaints. He has advised entities in the financial, retail, energy, aviation, security, property development, brewing, healthcare and charitable sectors, in England and in other jurisdictions. He has also advised high-profile individuals in British and international politics, business and finance, shipping, policing, sports and private life. 

Oliver joined Addleshaw Goddard in January 2024, after 6½ years with Carter-Ruck's reputation protection, media and privacy team. 

Oliver also advises on commercial litigation, including finance disputes, professional negligence, oil & gas litigation and shareholder disputes. His reported commercial litigation cases include Berezovsky v Abramovich [2012] EWHC 2463 (Comm), Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Co v Al Refai [2013] EWHC 4112 (QB) and Dhanani v Crasnianski [2011] EWHC 926.

  • Advising and acting for a major UK and international retailer for over six years, issues including media and consumer allegations, attempted breaches of confidence, attempted blackmail and one political investigation. Recent advice and assistance to other UK household-name corporates on similar issues.
  • Advising and representing a UK individual in three High Court defamation claims arising from an anonymous "poison pen" campaign. Regular advice to similar individuals, directly or through associated family offices. 
  • Advising and representing an aviation sector company on an existential-threat breach of confidence involving customer data, requiring injunctive relief.
  • Advising and representing a former foreign government minister in his English defamation claim relating to a foreign grant of oil & gas concessions.
  • Advising a UK property development company regarding hostile media enquiries over redevelopment plans. 
  • Advising a UK healthcare PPE manufacturer regarding a hostile political and media campaign.
  • Advising an international environmental NGO on its draft report naming alleged polluters; assisting UK and Spanish charities and religious organisations regarding UK media allegations.
  • Advising five MPs and connected parties regarding allegations by UK newspapers and broadcasters.
  • Advising senior professionals; medical professionals regarding social media campaigns; a finance professional regarding alleged involvement in LIBOR manipulation; a senior barrister regarding assertions of privilege over inaccurate court reporting.
  • Advising a major UK television personality on IPSO complaints regarding press invasion of their family's privacy.
  • Advising an Islamic bank regarding defamatory media allegations and attempted blackmail.
  • Advising a major brewing company and CEO on a complaint to Ofcom regarding broadcast allegations.

The Law Society Gazette – ‘The Prince and the Process Server’: process serving methodology for high-profile individuals.

talkRADIO – Commenting on libellous online reviews surrounding review sites (following coverage of a hotel's criminal defamation claim in Thailand).

The Times – Contributing to Jonathan Ames' article, "Donald Trump’s tweets turn focus to social media responsibility after Capitol siege"

talkRADIO – Commenting on libellous online reviews following Summerfield Browne v Waymouth [2021] EWHC 85 (QB)

The Times – Contributing to Edward Fennell’s legal column.

The Law Society Gazette and the Inforrm Blog – Analysis of the UK Supreme Court judgment in Stocker v Stocker.  


  • Nottingham Law School, GDL, LPC; BA (Hons) (2007)
  • Lincoln College, University of Oxford – MA (Hons) Modern History (2005)
Professional Memberships
  • The London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • The Society of Media Lawyers