Oliver Studdert

Partner, Public Law


Oliver joined Simpson Millar in 2010, and has over 15 years’ experience in running Public Law cases.

His work is focused largely on helping vulnerable people, with a particular focus on both children’s rights and vulnerable adults.

In the Court of Protection cases Oliver represents protected parties and their family members in both deprivation of liberty and best interests’ cases.

He studied at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and his career has featured many influential cases.

Oliver is a member of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England. He is also a founding member of Community Care Children and Young People Lawyers’ Group.

He is ranked in Chambers and Partners UK 2019 in three areas: Public & Administrative law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights and Court of Protection. He is described as a “really outstanding” practitioner who “handles a diverse array of public law mandates, including community care, mental capacity and Children Act challenges.”

Interviewees say, "He is good with clients, offers sound advice and is easy to work with. He focuses his practice on children's rights matters, especially concerning vulnerable children. He has notable experience in community care and mental capacity work.”

Oliver is also said to have "a wonderful grasp of all the relevant legislation and prepares cases very thoroughly."

Chambers and Partners UK 2017 said, “Oliver Studdert receives praise for his ‘knowledge, perseverance and commitment to clients’. He represents children, young adults and other vulnerable claimants in a range of public law cases, including challenges to community care decisions.

He "goes the extra mile," offering "sound, sensible advice," and is known to "provide young people with a route through the legal minefield," according to market commentators. He gives training on children's rights, dealing with community care and mental capacity cases in court.

The "exceptional" Oliver Studdert is praised by sources for his "very sound instinct through all the twists and turns of this work." 

He was also recommended in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019 edition as being "phenomenal" and for having a “great reputation”.

Interests outside of work

When not injured, Oliver plays football for a Saturday side. He is a long-suffering supporter of Brentford FC, and also enjoys tennis and skiing.

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