Oli joined Wallace in 2014 and specialises in commercial litigation. He advises companies and high net worth individuals on a broad range of commercial disputes and fraud-related matters, including complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. Oli holds Higher Rights of Audience and is qualified to appear at all levels of English civil courts.
Oli’s dynamic and flexible approach is evident in the variety of matters he handles, including but not limited to fraud claims, contractual disputes, professional negligence matters, mis-selling claims, shareholders’ disputes and matters involving breaches of confidence, breaches of trust and discrimination. He brings deep expertise in regulatory issues and has particular experience advising FMCG companies on anti-illicit trade measures and supply chain controls. Oli has acted for and advised corporations in respect of investigations and inquiries on topics ranging from professional standards to food safety.
The Legal 500 notes that Oli is “very bright, very client focused and has considerable litigation experience”. He “balances great litigation skills with an empathy towards his clients”.
Representing the successful defendants in multi-million pound breach of trust claims relating to a series of investments made by the claimant (Kent v Paterson Brown and another  EWHC 2008 (Ch)). The matter also involved complex foreign law issues.
Representing an individual in proceedings brought against him for interfering with the administration of justice and breach of confidence. The proceedings were brought in connection with a dispute between two international mining groups worth approximately US $250 million.
Representing a minority shareholder in two property investment companies in an unfair prejudice petition worth several millions of pounds.
Acting for a global logistics organisation in a professional negligence claim brought against its former UK auditors.
Acting for JSC BTA Bank in relation to its claims against its former chairman and others and subsequent actions to enforce judgments of more than $4 billion in the bank’s favour. It is thought to be the largest fraud case brought before the English Commercial Court.
Accolades: Recommended by the Legal 500.
Oli was also identified as a “Rising Star” for Commercial Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine for three years running (2013-2015).