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Harry Oliver QC

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Harry took silk in 2020 having been ranked as a star junior in matrimonial finance for many years. In 2018 he was awarded Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year, by Chambers UK. He previously won it in 2013, and was shortlisted in 2012. No other barrister has ever been nominated three times and won this award twice.

He specializes in complex divorce, financial remedies and claims for provision for unmarried parents under Children Act 1989 Schedule 1. His cases usually involve high and ultra-high net worth individuals (including up to £3bn). He has particular experience

with complex corporate, trust, tax and business valuation issues, in the UK and overseas. He represents individuals, trusts, trustees and companies and has advised on overseas divorces including in Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Isle of Man. He also advises the commercial funders of litigation.

He has been counsel in many reported and/or high profile big money cases, including the legally ground-breaking Tchenguiz v Imerman divorce.

Harry is also instructed to advise on pre-nuptial agreements including with international dimensions. He is a qualified arbitrator and regularly is called upon to preside over Private FDRs. Harry has been instructed in foreign proceedings to give evidence as an expert witness on English law.

Career

>University of Oxford (St Edmund Hall) 1994-1997 >City University 1998 >Inns of Court School of Law 1999 >1KBW 1999 to date >Silk 2020

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