Oliver Thorne

Oliver Thorne

OLIVER THORNE

Year of call: 2003

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com

  • Practice Summary

    ASBOs, Cash forfeitures, “Crack-House Closures”, SOPOs and Football Banning Orders and actions against the police.

    Represented individual officers both before disciplinary panels and at inquests.

    Professional Membership

    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Practice Summary

    Has appeared at coroners’ inquests, conducted both with and without a jury, including inquests relating to deaths in police and prison custody, on behalf of a number of police forces, healthcare providers and others.Represented individual officers both before disciplinary panels and at inquests.

  • Practice Summary

    Represents and advises both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal in regards to unfair / wrongful dismissal and unlawful discrimination cases. Has developed a particular interest in issues caused by the reform of large institutions in the public and private sectors. Strong background in tribunal work generally. Skilled in dealing with litigants in person.

    Professional Membership

    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Practice Summary

    Oliver is a popular member of the family law team and received praise for his judgement, manner and tenacity. He acts in a wide range of family law cases, with a particular emphasis on those involving children. He represents Respondents and the Local Authority, providing advice at all stages of the case, from initial advice on the law and evidence to the final representation at court.

    Oliver is regularly instructed by police forces in family cases which raise questions with regard to disclosure and has developed a family practice that centres around public law work but also has a sound reputation dealing with private law cases and financial provision disputes.

    In 2014 he was instructed on a multi-million pound ancillary relief case, but will fight just as hard in cases where the amounts of money are smaller.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Adoption
    • Cases involving sexual, physical and psychological abuse
    • Children Act proceedings
    • Contact disputes and residence cases
    • Matrimonial Finance

     
    Seminars

    As an active member of the family law team, Oliver presents seminars as part of Chambers training programme for family practitioners.

    Professional Membership

    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Practice Summary

    Immigration with a particular interest in Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation. Extensive experience in first instance appeals and reconsideration. Particular experience in dealing with Eritrean asylum cases.

    Professional Membership

    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Practice Summary

    Criminal prosecution and defence in the Crown and Magistrates’ Court with a particular interest in Road Traffic cases.

    Attended training in prosecuting serious sexual offences and in the use of intermediaries to assist vulnerable witnesses.

    Grade 3 prosecutor

    Reported Cases

    DPP v Dukolli [2009] EWHC 3097 (Admin) (30 October 2009) (“Hip flask defence” only available without scientific evidence only in the comparatively rare case where a layman can reliably and confidently say that the alcohol taken after the driving must explain the excess.)

    Professional Membership

    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Called to the Bar 2003/Gray’s Inn

    Education

    • BA(Hons) History, University of Manchester.
    • Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies. University of Birmingham.
    • BVC, Nottingham Law School.
    • Karmel Entrance Award and Shakespeare Memorial Award.