Oliver Riley

Year of Call: 2013

Inn: Inner Temple

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Oliver is a family barrister and accepts instructions in all areas of family law, including:

  • Financial Remedy proceedings
  • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 disputes
  • Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 applications
  • Private law Children Act 1989 matters
  • Injunctive relief under Part IV Family Law Act 1996
  • Proceedings under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court

Oliver appears on behalf of applicants and respondents at all stages of the financial remedies process, including FDA’s, FDR’s, application hearings and final hearings. Oliver also accepts instructions in relation to applications brought under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Oliver also has a particular interest in disputes arising under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, acting on behalf of claimants and defendants. He frequently advises on the merits of pursuing a claim prior to issue and drafts pleadings at all stages of the litigation process. Oliver also represents clients at interim and final hearings.

He represents parents in applications for Child Arrangements, Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders. He has also acted on behalf of the Children’s Guardian. Oliver appears at all stages of the court process, from first appointments through to contested final hearings.

Oliver also represents applicants and respondents within Family Law Act 1996 applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.

He has also represented family members at directions hearings in the Court of Protection.

Oliver completed his pupillage at 5 Pump Court in London and joined St John’s following the successful completion of a third six pupillage under the supervision of Zoë Saunders.

Qualifications & awards:

  • BPTC (UWE) – Outstanding, LLM Commercial Law (Birmingham) – Distinction (1st in Year), LLB (Cardiff)
  • Marshall Hall Trust Award (Inner Temple); BPTC Outstanding Prize (Inner Temple); Tutors Prize (UWE); Criminal Litigation, Evidence Prize Sentencing Prize (UWE); Civil Litigation & Evidence Prize (UWE); LLM Scholarship (University of Birmingham).