Oliver Mitchell > 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

Commercial; property and estates.

Position

Oliver’s practice encompasses property (commercial and residential), probate and trusts and commercial work. He has extensive experience acting for corporate clients, individuals and insolvency practitioners.

Oliver appears in the High Court, County Court and First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), and has been led in the Court of Appeal and High Court. His practice involves court and tribunal work on matters ranging across the field of property and estates, as well as a broad range of advisory and drafting work.

Career

Oliver will accept instructions covering a wide range of property and trusts/estates matters, including:

  • Easements and covenants
  • Trusts of land and proprietary estoppel
  • Nuisance
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Possession and sale
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act claims
  • Interpretation of wills
  • Probate claims
  • Applications in relation to trustees/personal representatives and the performance of their functions.

Water & Utilities

Oliver has a particular interest in the water industry, and more generally in the law relating to utilities and utility assets. He has an understanding of the statutory underpinnings of the utility sector, including detailed knowledge of the legal framework relating to public water and sewerage assets, having worked for almost two years within the in-house legal team of a large water and sewerage undertaker prior to practising at the Bar. He is therefore particularly happy to receive instructions in matters concerning rights and obligations in respect of utility services and assets.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Court of Protection Bar Association

Education

  • BVC, The College of Law, Birmingham – Very Competent
  • GDL, The College of Law, Birmingham – Distinction
  • LLB Hons, The College of Law, Birmingham
  • MA (Oxon), University of Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Oliver MitchellGuildhall ChambersA junior who provides very thorough and detailed advice. He builds a good rapport with the client.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Oliver MitchellGuildhall ChambersOliver provides very detailed and thorough advice. He is personable and good with clients.’

Guildhall Chambers attracts praise for its ‘significant expertise and depth in property disputes‘. Jay Jagasia heads the set’s property and estates team, and regularly represents claimants and defendants in a range of contentious work, including adverse possession, landlord and tenant and boundary disputes. Recent highlights include Oliver Mitchell acting as junior counsel before the Court of Appeal in Promontoria (Oak) Limited v Emanuel, concerning combined appeals arising from long-running litigation involving redacted documents of title. William Batstone is sought after for his established expertise in handling agricultural and rural property disputes, and Julian Allsop is a key name for construction law. In 2021 Ewan Paton was appointed a Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal; Matthew Wales was appointed to the district bench; and Brittany Pearce moved to St John’s Chambers.