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