Oliver Wooding

Year of Call: 2009

Inn: Middle Temple

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He’s a really good advocate and has got a presence that makes clients take him seriously, as well as judges.” “Extremely helpful and approachable, and his advice is clear and thorough.”

Chambers UK,  2021
Real Estate Litigation

Oliver has a specialist practice that focuses on real estate matters, and is regularly instructed as an advocate, advisor, and mediator in a wide range of disputes. His expertise includes:

Landlord & Tenant

Oliver is experienced in both residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes.  He advises and appears for both landlords and tenants.

Recent cases include:

  • Appearing in the LVT (as it then was) in claims for the replacement of managers and determination of service charges.
  • Appearing in a claim by a landlord for damages in waste.
  • Claims for relief from forfeiture.
  • Opposing the renewal of 1954 Act tenancies.

Boundary Disputes

Oliver is instructed and appears in boundary disputes at all stages, from pre-action to trial both before the courts and the First Tier-Tribunal.

Town & Village Greens

Oliver advises upon and acts in disputes and inquiries involving TVG applications.  His current instructions include for the landowner in a four day TVG inquiry in Plymouth.

Property Damage & Insurance Disputes

Oliver advises and appears on behalf of claimants and defendants across a spectrum of property insurance matters.  As well as disputes, Oliver can also advise on policy coverage matters.

Recent cases include:

  • Advising and drafting particulars of claim in a residential flooding dispute.
  • Appearing on behalf of a claimant in a c. £200,000 claim for fire damage to commercial premises.

Residential Property

Oliver is experienced in claims relating to a variety of real estate disputes, including constructive trusts and co-habitation disputes.

Recent cases include:

  • Contested TLATA applications as to beneficial ownership and orders for sale.
  •  Equitable accounting of a family home.


Oliver is instructed to attend, and acts as a mediator, in all real estate disputes.  He has also conducted mediations by telephone for the convenience of the parties.

Professional memberships:

  • ACTAPS (Associate Member)
  • STEP (Affiliate Member)
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Court of Protection Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association

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)