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Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC

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Peter Oldham QC

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC)

Position

Peter Oldham QC is a well-known practitioner in the fields of public, local government, education, procurement, and employment law. He has a particular speciality in education law in which, for many years, he has regularly appeared in leading cases. Recent cases of interest include Rota Rooson v Salford CC [2015] EWCA Civ 6, the first Court of Appeal decision to consider consultation in the light of Moseley; Davies v Haringey LBC [2015] ELR 18, where the High Court considered local authorities' powers of discipline over school staff; Rota BAPIO v RCGP [2014] EqLR 409, an equalities challenge to GPs' qualification exams; and Rota Nestwood Ltd v Lines CC [2014} BLGR 354, a challenge to an authority's refusal to follow an Ombudsman's recommendation. In July this year the Court of Appeal will hear Winstanley v Leeds University in which Peter, acting for the claimant, argues that the so called 'academic immunity' doctrine should be ended.

Career

Called 1990; Gray’s Inn; Silk 2010.

Languages

French, German.

Education

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1st; Dip Law).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWVery good on his feet; very good with difficult opponents; universally admired by his clients.

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Education

Within: Education – Leading silks

Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWHis strengths include his intellect, analysis and expertise, and his approachability.

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Public procurement

Within: Public procurement – Leading silks

Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWHe is a go-to silk when the procurement dispute involves a judicial review element.’

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Legal Developments by:
11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC)

  • Possession Proceedings 28 August 2012

    The lower courts continue to clarify the position following the decisions of the Supreme Court in Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45; [2011] 2 AC 104 and Hounslow London Borough Council v Powell [2011] UKSC 8; [2011] 2 AC 18 on the application of Article 8 ECHR to defend possession proceedings.
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