Oliver is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, based in the Gatwick office. He is a specialist in insolvency and business recovery and advises directors, individuals, security holders and investors on all aspects of insolvency, corporate recovery and reconstruction.
Oliver has acted for insolvency practitioners throughout the South East, instigating formal insolvency processes and in the protection and realisation of assets for creditors. Oliver is an expert in contentious insolvency, specialising in corporate fraud, claims against directors and directors’ disqualification. He advises clients in relation to director misfeasance, antecedent transactions, claims for the recovery of dividends and directors’ loans, and wrongful trading.
Oliver also advises on personal insolvency, assisting individuals and trustees in bankruptcy in relation to all aspects of bankruptcy. His work includes investigations, interviewing bankrupts, the protection or realisation of assets, and bankruptcy annulment.
More broadly, Oliver has experience of advising on commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and professional negligence, and also advising on disputes involving the joint ownership of land and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. He also has expertise in contentious trusts and probate and on claims by disappointed beneficiaries under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Many of his cases have a cross-border element raising questions over the enforceability of Wills in respect of assets in different jurisdictions.
Clients appreciate Oliver's calm, practical and decisive approach. He provides clear and pragmatic advice which combines depth of legal knowledge with an awareness of the client’s objectives, commercial needs and their desire for a cost-effective solution. He has been acknowledged by both leading legal directories. Legal 500 2021 notes: “Oliver Jackson stands out as being highly knowledgeable and well respected; he takes a commercially pragmatic approach to all of his cases and is confident in dealing with private client matters”.