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Oliver Capildeo

Crime


Oliver regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court.

Cases

R v J – Appeared for the defendant in the Crown Court who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply £7,500-worth of cannabis, cocaine, ketamine and MDMA. Despite facing a custodial term of between 4.5 and 6 years, the judge sentenced the defendant to 18 months’ imprisonment suspended for 24 months, describing the mitigation Oliver advanced as “extremely well delivered” and “very persuasive”.

R v S – Representing a youth, Oliver made a technical argument on the legality of an electronic monitoring bail requirement which led the prosecutor to withdraw the alleged bail breach and agree to the young defendant’s immediate release.

R v WJ – Appeared on behalf of the defendant in the Crown Court to make a seventh application to vary bail. Despite the judge commenting that he had never seen so many bail variations in a single case over the course of his entire career, he granted the application, describing Oliver’s submissions as “very persuasive”.

R v S – Secured acquittal in fully contested domestic violence trial and resisted application for a restraining order upon acquittal.

R v M – Represented the Crown in defeating an appeal against conviction of knife-related ABH which took place in a domestic setting between two housemates.

Property and Social Housing


Oliver is developing a practice representing both landlords and tenants in possession matters, disrepair claims, injunction applications and committal proceedings.

Prior to joining Chambers, Oliver had two years’ experience as a property paralegal at Goodman Derrick LLP, a City law firm. He assisted with matters residential and commercial, freehold and leasehold, contentious and non-contentious.

Whilst working as a paralegal, Oliver was credited for contributing to the later chapters of the third edition of “Commercial Property Litigation” by James Fieldsend and Paul McAndrews (commercial rent arrears recovery, recovery of possession, mixed use properties and alternative dispute resolution).

Cases

BCP v P – Represented defendant who admitted 26 breaches of an anti-social behaviour injunction. Oliver persuaded the court to give his client one last chance and as a result the defendant received a suspended sentence order.

Planning and Land


In Oliver’s two years as a property paralegal, he assisted in preparing applications for planning permission and listed building consent, as well as dealing with planning and building control enforcement matters as and when they arose. Oliver was in daily contact with HM Land Registry, developing a detailed understanding of the practice, procedure and law surrounding land registration formalities. He also prepared and submitted a number of successful adverse possession applications.

Whilst on his bar course, Oliver attained a distinction for his extensive masters thesis entitled “Illuminating the right of light: an introductory guide for property developers and practitioners”.

 

Civil


Oliver is developing a broad civil practice including small claims, credit hire and personal injury.

Employment


Oliver is developing an employment practice acting for both respondents and claimants.

Regulatory and Local Government