Oliver Blunt is the Joint Head of Furnival Chambers.
He was called to the Bar in 1974 and took silk in 1994. He served as a Recorder of the Crown Court, sitting at the Old Bailey between 1991 and 2006. He has repeatedly been ranked over the years in the top category of Leading Silks in Crime in all established legal directories.
Oliver’s criminal practice is entirely defence based, specialising in murder, terrorism, fraud, corruption and drugs cases.
He has been instructed in over a hundred murder trials. He has represented some of the U.K’s most notorious criminals including both serial killers and serial rapists.
His involvement over the years in terrorist cases has included I.R.A, Iranian, the London Tube Bombings and more recently ISIS related cases.
Up to three years ago Oliver was principally involved in the Operation Elveden enquiry investigating the corruption of public officials. He was instructed on behalf of five editors and journalists from News International. All five after investigations and trial were cleared of all wrongdoing.
Throughout his criminal law career Oliver has appeared in some of the most celebrated criminal trials e.g. The Millennium Dome Robbery.
SE circuit, Criminal Bar Association.