He continuously delivers excellent work both on paper and in person at mediations and hearings. His skill and expertise is evident on every instruction and the quality and promptness of his work never falters. In addition to his impressive breadth of knowledge, he is proficient in interacting with clients and always gives every case 100%.”

The Legal 500 2024, Agriculture

Oliver acts for and advises landowners and farming tenants in a wide range of agricultural and rural affairs matters, and other incidental legal disputes.

Recent cases include:

  • Defending a claim for possession of land whether the existence of a 1986 Act tenancy or FBT was in issue.
  • Advising on the operation of an option to purchase farmland.
  • Advising on and acting in the matter of a disputed Estate consisting of an ongoing farm business in Cornwall.

He also advised on potential challenges to decisions made by the RPA and has been involved with a negligence claim against land agents involving delayed submissions for BPS payments.

He is a trained mediator and accepts direct access instructions.

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Oliver is absolutely solid. He has an excellent knowledge of the practice area, and his reassuring and calming style is a real asset.”

The Legal 500 2023, Agriculture
  • Qualifications & awards:

    • BA (Hons) Modern History (Oxon.)
    • M.St Modern History (History of the United States of America) (Oxon.)
    • GDL (City)
    • Exhibitioner of Lincoln College, Oxford (2003-2005)
    • Scholarship from the Rhodes Trust (2003)
    • Queen Mother Scholar
    • Harmsworth Entrance Exhibitioner of Middle Temple (2007-2009)
  • Professional memberships:

    • ACTAPS (Associate Member)
    • STEP (Affiliate Member)
    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Agricultural Law Association
    • Court of Protection Bar Association
  • Oliver Wooding is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.