Oliver is a highly skilled barrister whose skill and expertise is evident on every instruction. In addition to his impressive breadth of knowledge, he is incredibly skilled in interacting with clients.’

The Legal 500 2024, Property and Construction

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.

Directory Quotes

Oliver grasps complex issues very quickly. He is technically good and gives sound reliable advice. The way he presents in court is very calm and forthright. ‘He is on top of the details and is able to advise the clients on the weaknesses on the other side’s position. He gives an air of confidence that is impressive.’ “

Chambers UK 2024, Real Estate Litigation

Oliver is very knowledgeable and experienced. He is able to quickly get to grips with complex information, clients feel understood when represented by him, and he works well under pressure.”

The Legal 500 2023, Property and Construction

Mr Wooding is incredibly academic and thought-provoking in his review of a case. Any submissions made are incredibly well thought out and thorough. He is also excellent with clients, providing a calm and reassuring hand in highly emotional and difficult matters.’ ‘Oliver excels at both advocacy and advice on complex issues and is very popular with clients.”

Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate Litigation

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.”

Legal 2022, Property & Construction

Very sound understanding of law and is a good advocate; very friendly, realistic in his advice and good service.”

Legal 500 2021, Property & Construction
  • 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
    • Property 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.