Oliver practices in commercial litigation and arbitration. His experience also includes regulatory, public and administrative law work for and against government entities.
Oliver appears led and unled in local, State and Federal Courts. He advises and appears for parties at all stages of litigation in a variety of sectors including franchising, insurance, consumer protection, construction, government and insolvency. A focus of Oliver’s practice is class actions.
Since coming to the Bar, Oliver has appeared in complex commercial and corporate disputes, as well as reputationally-sensitive matters including in relation to non-publication orders.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Oliver was a commercial disputes solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills in Brisbane and Tokyo where he was involved in large-scale national and cross-border disputes covering various Australian and international jurisdictions and pursuant to various arbitral institutional rules. He has significant experience working as part of large teams of lawyers and experts across various jurisdictions. As such, he is well-versed in the strategic and practical use of technological tools required for large-scale matters.
Oliver was previously the Associate to the Hon Justice Peter Flanagan in the Supreme Court of Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Law (US) from Washington University in St Louis.
Oliver is a contributing author to the LexisNexis publication Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings Queensland and is a member of the steering committee of ACICA45, Australia’s leading community of emerging arbitration practitioners.
Oliver’s recent experience at the bar includes:
Public and regulatory
> GHI v Queensland Police Service & Ors  QMC 12 – led by Claire Schneider, instructed by Marque Lawyers, for respondents. Application for non-publication orders pursuant to Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978 (Qld).
> Berridge v The Independent Assessor & Anor  228 – led by Stephen Keim SC, instructed by the Office of the Independent Assessor, for the respondent. Application for judicial review.
> Legal Services Commissioner v Li  QCAT 383 – led by David Chesterman KC, instructed by the Legal Services Commissioner, for the respondent. Interlocutory application for strike-out.
> McEwan v The Commissioner of Taxation  QSC 279 – led by Matthew Wilkinson, instructed by the Australian Government Solicitor, for the defendants. Applications for particulars.
Corporate and Commercial
> AHG WA (2015) Pty Ltd v Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd  FCA 1022 – led by Tim Castle SC and Dr Charles Parkinson KC (and others), instructed by HWL Ebsworth, for the applicants.
> Big Pineapple Corp Pty Ltd v Rankin Investments (Qld) Pty Ltd & Ors (No 2)  QSC 68 – led by Gavin Handran KC, instructed by Carter Newell, for the applicant.
> Big Pineapple Corp Pty Ltd v Rankin Investments (Qld) Pty Ltd & Ors (No 2)  QSC 26 – led by Gavin Handran KC, instructed by Carter Newell, for the applicant. Application to set aside statutory demand.
> Pan v Hampton Accelerate Pty Ltd  FCA 46 – unled, instructed by Auslaw Partners, for the applicant. Application for specific discovery.
> Gold Property Partners Pty Ltd v Dudzik & Anor  QDC 245 – unled, instructed by Synkronos Lawyers, for the applicants. Application for summary judgment.
> Goodwin HBCA Pty Ltd  FCAFC 166 – led by James Arnott SC, instructed by Keypoint Law, for the appellants. Appeal in relation to security for costs in representative proceeding.
> Jason Hall t/as JHL Lawyers v Val Eco Homes Pty Ltd (in liq)  QCA 236 – led by Nicholas Andreatidis KC, instructed by Dowd & Co Lawyers, for the appellants. Application in relation to commencement of appeal.
Bar Association of Queensland
Queensland Young Lawyers
2021 Barrister, Queensland
2017-21 Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills (Brisbane)
2016 Associate to Justice Peter Flanagan, Supreme Court of Queensland
2015 LLM (US Law), Washington University in St Louis
2015 BA/LLB (Hons), University of Queensland
2015 Washington University subject prize, ‘Civil Liberties in Cyberspace’
2015 Washington University subject prize, ‘Censorship and Free Expression’
2010 University of Queensland Excellence Scholarship
2008 Iwasaki Sangyo Study Bursary