Oliver Dunkin > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

23ES
1 Gray\'s Inn Square
WC1R 5AA
England

Position

Oliver Dunkin has been a member of chambers since Pupillage. A Grade 4 prosecutor with considerable experience of serious defence work, he specialises in both prosecution and defence of the highest levels of sexual offences and offences of violence. He is regularly instructed as both sole and leading counsel in offences ranging from multiple and multi-handed rape and sexual offences against children through to murder, attempted murder and manslaughter. He has particular experience in relation to “cold case” rape and associated offences and the use of enhanced DNA techniques, cases often dating back to the early 1980s as both prosecution and defence counsel. His down to earth and calm approach to handling young or emotionally disturbed witnesses and defendants leads to him receiving instructions in some of the most serious and sensitive of cases in his field.

Career

Called 1999, Grays Inn. Entire career at the Bar spent in the same Chambers, from pupillage at 23 Essex Street. Pupil supervisor – 2010.

Languages

English, conversational French.

Education

Hulme Grammar School for Boys, Oldham; University of Edinburgh (1997, Classics and Medieval History, MA 2(1) (Hons)); City University (1998, Post Graduate Diploma, Law); The Inns of Court School of Law (1999, Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)).

Leisure

Cooking, films, history, gardening.