Congratulations to Oliver Woolhouse for his Band 3 ranking in Crime – Midlands for Chambers and Partners UK 2022.

Oliver was ranked for his experience in the handling of the full range of serious criminal proceedings, including murder, manslaughter and serious sexual offences. He is also regularly instructed to act for a defence in complex criminal cases, and has considerable expertise in matters involving vulnerable defendants.

Speaking of Oliver, Chambers and Partners said: “An excellent barrister who delivers top-quality work. He has a nice manner with clients and really puts them at ease.”

Oliver studied Law at the University of Leicester and completed the BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. Before starting pupillage, Oliver taught at both the University of Leicester and the University of Loughborough. He immediately thereafter commenced pupillage at Bank House Chambers in Sheffield, before moving to Victoria Chambers in Birmingham. He remained there until 2003, practising in all areas, in particular Crime and Family.

In June 2003 Oliver moved to No6 Fountain Court, the previous incarnation of Cornwall Street, where he has specialised in Criminal law for the last 16 years. In 2017 Oliver had the privilege of taking on the role of Head of the Criminal Team at Cornwall Street.

See Oliver’s full profile here