Oliver Powell > Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC
Harcourt Chambers


Also Oxford (0844 561 7135). Practice covers all areas of family law, including financial proceedings arising on relationship breakdown, private and public law children cases and Family Law Act proceedings. Also maintains a general civil law practice.


Called 2013. Oliver has represented clients in the High Court, County Court and FPC in public law proceedings. He acts for local authorities, parents, grandparents and children’s guardians in this area. He understands that attending court can be a stressful and confusing experience. Therefore he seeks to reassure his clients and make certain that they understand the process every step of the way.

He has experience of cases involving physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, non-accidental injuries and emotional abuse. He has also been instructed by the Official Solicitor and has experience in cases where mental capacity has been a live issue.

Oliver has a busy private law practice. He has experience of applications for all types of orders under the Children Act 1989. Further, he is regularly instructed in cases involving substance misuse and allegations of abuse. Oliver believes that the most effective outcomes are achieved by combining forcefulness with courtesy.

In Family Law Act proceedings, Oliver regularly represents parties at both ex-parte and contested hearings.


Family Law Bar Association
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Middle Temple


Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (2012 Bachelor of Civil Law); University of Birmingham (2011 LLB First Class); University of Reading (2008 BSc First Class); BPTC (2013 Outstanding, and winner of the Advocacy and Conference Prize); Middle Temple Astbury Scholar and winner of the Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize; Malvern College (2003-05).


Cricket, squash and running.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 3

Oliver Powell Harcourt Chambers ‘Oliver is extremely approachable, and his knowledge of the law is exceptional. He is extremely forensic, and his advice is always clear and concise.’