Oliver holds degrees in Arts (Philosophy) from Monash University, Law (Juris Doctor) from Bond University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from
the Australian National University.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Oliver worked at Victoria Legal Aid in the Family Law Division. He also served as Senior Associate to Chief Judge Michael Rozenes
AO QC of the County Court, and Senior Associate to Judge Lisa Hannan, now Chief Magistrate of Victoria, when her Honour was then Divisional Head of
Crime at the County Court.
Oliver's practice as a barrister focuses primarily upon family law. He also practises in the other areas specified above, with a particular focus on criminal
matters. Oliver is admitted to practice in all Federal and State courts.
Oliver appears in all jurisdictions in which such matters are litigated, both on his own and with senior counsel. He most commonly appears in the following
courts and tribunals:
Oliver has particular expertise in oral and written advocacy in both family law and criminal law proceedings, and the relationship between federal and
state laws as they intersect within family, criminal, civil, and commercial law contexts. Correspondingly, Oliver has broad experience in all matters
involving the interpretation and application of the following legislation:
Oliver has acted extensively for private individuals and corporations at intermediate, trial, and appellate levels, and most recently appeared before the
Inquiry under the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) on behalf of a senior executive employee of Crown Resorts Limited.