Oliver Moore > Chambers of Anna Vigars KC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Anna Vigars KC
Guildhall Chambers
23 BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 2HG
England

Work Department

Personal injury; costs and litigation funding; insurance litigation; inquests.

Position

Oliver is a very experienced specialist Personal Injury and Costs Litigation barrister. He was a solicitor (with Higher Rights) before transferring to the Bar.

He is recommended as a Leading Junior in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK for Personal Injury and Costs Litigation. He is the only barrister on the Western Circuit recommended in both directories for both Personal Injury and Costs Litigation.

He is the co-head of Chambers’ PI/Clinical Negligence Team and head of the Costs and Litigation Funding team.

Career

Called 2005, Grays Inn. Trainee solicitor, Cole & Cole, now Morgan Cole (1996-98); solicitor, Bond Pearce (1998-2005); higher rights of audience, civil (2004); transferred to the Bar and joined Guildhall Chambers (March 2005); appointed to the Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (November 2010).

Oliver has a substantial Personal Injury practice mainly consisting of serious and catastrophic injuries. He is co-head of Chambers’ PI/Clinical Negligence team.

Oliver has worked in the field of personal injury for over 23 years. He was formerly a defendant PI solicitor, and his background is of assistance in both his claimant and defendant work.

In his time working in this field, he has dealt with an enormous variety of cases. Particular areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Fatal accident claims;
  • Brain injury claims;
  • Claims involving loss of chance of career and/or promotion;
  • Chronic pain cases.

Oliver is head of Chambers’ Costs and Litigation Funding team and his knowledge and experience in costs is frequently sought after in respect of PI claims in which he is instructed.

Oliver’s aptitude in respect of procedural issues means he is often sought after for contentious applications and procedural appeals.

Oliver has a specialist costs practice and heads Chambers’ Costs and Litigation Funding team. He receives instructions nationwide to advise/represent parties in all aspects of civil costs.

His instructions have covered a wide range of practice areas (including property litigation, wills and trust disputes, Court of Protection) but most often arise from PI/Clinical Negligence claims.

Oliver has advised and represented parties in relation to costs disputes for many years (he did his first “taxation” (as it was pre-CPR) almost 25 years ago) and has a great depth of experience and knowledge.

Oliver is co-head of Chambers’ PI/Clinical Negligence Team and head of the Costs Team.

Oliver’s expertise in costs is sought after in many clinical negligence claims. He is renowned for his handling of CCMCs in high value clinical negligence claims, particularly in Bristol District Registry.

He increasingly accepts instructions in clinical negligence claims more generally and over his years in practice he has acquired a wide experience of substantial claims.

Memberships

PIBA.

Education

  • BA Hons, Law & Politics, Nottingham University
  • Diploma of Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Oliver MooreGuildhall ChambersOliver knows the costs rules inside out and knows how the judges will think. He is extremely pragmatic and understands the solicitors’ perspective. He is efficient, persuasive in court and down to earth. A costs champion.’

Guildhall Chambers stands out on the Western circuit for its ‘dedicated costs team‘. Led by the ‘very approachableOliver Moore , the group has an established track record in handling costs appeals, enforceability of funding arrangements, professional negligence work pertaining to costs issues, and advising on assessments of costs involving issues of principle and of high value. James Wibberley is a key contact for advising on issues related to wasted costs and non-party costs applications. James Bentley has ‘a wealth of expertise‘ in assisting with costs matters arising from clinical negligence and personal injury cases.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Oliver MooreGuildhall ChambersHe is extremely thorough and knowledgeable, communicates well and appropriately in any given situation, and is very good speaking with clients directly. He understands the minutiae of what clients and insurers require and always delivers. He is an impressive advocate in court.’

Guildhall Chambers is described as housing ‘an excellent personal injury team‘; ‘the set offers a wide selection of barristers who cover the full spectrum of areas of personal injury law‘. The ‘always well-preparedOliver Moore fields expertise in fatal accident cases and catastrophic injury claims, with a specific focus on cases involving brain injuries. The ‘very intelligentAnthony Reddiford appeared for the claimant in NAX v MAX & Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group Ltd, concerning catastrophic injuries arising from a motorcycle accident. Martin Lanchester ‘s caseload includes catastrophic injury claims, road traffic accidents, employer’s and public liability claims and disease claims.