Oliver Caplan > Chambers of Richard Chapman QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman QC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
Oliver Caplan photo

Work Department

Commercial and chancery law, including: real property, landlord and tenant, contract, company, trusts, partnership, insolvency, wills, professional negligence, banking, sale of goods.


Called 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Oliver Caplan18 St John Street ChambersOliver successfully combines having a good knowledge/skill-set, with a personable approach to both instructing solicitors and clients.

18 St John Street Chambers is a ‘very good set all-round‘ with in-depth expertise in the Chancery, probate, and tax fields. Christopher McNall is a specialists in disputes about agricultural tenancies, the taxation of farms and land, and proprietary estoppel and Inheritance Act claims relating to farms. He acted for the successful appellants in their appeal against the refusal by HMRC to allow Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief against a farm on the basis the deceased was no longer a farmer and the dwelling was no longer a farmhouse. Elsewhere, Wayne Goldstein is acting for an inheritance claim totalling approximately £500,000; the claimant, his client, has learning difficulties and is bringing the claim against his mother and sisters for provision out of his late father’s estate. Oliver Caplan has ‘an understanding manner with clients supported by tenacious advocacy‘, and is a go-to junior for trust disputes.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Social housing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Oliver Caplan18 St John Street ChambersVery thorough in his approach. Personable and has a great manner with clients.

18 St John Street Chambers‘ Oliver Caplan holds particular expertise in matters of social housing. Recent instructions of note include successfully representing a number of tenants against providers of local authority housing that sought possession of the defendants’ properties upon allegations of serious anti-social behaviour, including gang-related violence.