Oliver Studdert -
Partner, Education and Community Care
T: 0208 545 8178
F: 0208 545 8179
Based in: Wimbledon
Oliver specialises in Education and Community Care and Health Law, with a particular emphasis on young people and their rights. He also acts in Court of Protection cases at Simpson Millar LLP.
Oliver started his career at John Ford Solicitors before moving to Fisher Meredith. He joined Maxwell Gillott (trading style of Simpson Millar) in 2010. Oliver’s work focuses largely on representing vulnerable members of society, predominantly children. In 2009 he was the solicitor in the case of R (G) v Southwark  UKHL 26, where he represented the Claimant through the courts to the House of Lords in a case which clarified social services’ duties to look after children. The House of Lords unanimously held that where a 16 or 17 year old is homeless, social services and not the housing department have a duty to provide them with accommodation. This resulted in local authorities around the country having to change the way in which they supported young people.
Children's Rights Alliance England
Quoted in Chambers and Partners UK 2015 as follows: Oliver Studdert is "very knowledgeable and very dedicated to the work. He thinks laterally and has a wonderful way with clients," say sources. His practice includes notable strength in education and discrimination work and his public law practice centres on education and healthcare issues, particularly where they adversely affect vulnerable young people.
Quoted in Legal 500 2015: Oliver Studdert ‘has excellent judgement', and is ‘one of the most accomplished claimant lawyers in this area'.
When not injured, Oliver plays football for a Saturday side. He is a long-suffering supporter of Brentford FC. He also enjoys golf and skiing.