Oliver Wooding > Chambers of Matthew White > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Matthew White
St John's Chambers

Work Department

Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Court of Protection, Mediation, Professional Negligence, Real Estate, Wills & Trusts


Chancery practitioner and mediator focussing on contentious and non-contentious probate and inheritance disputes, private client, property and real estate, and associated professional negligence matters.


Called 2009, Middle Temple.


Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association; Court of Protection Bar Association; Agricultural Law Association; ACTAPS; Western Circuit.


Taunton School; Lincoln College, Oxford (2005 BA Hons Modern History, 2006 MSt Modern History (History of the United States of America)); Princeton University; City University (2008 GDL, 2009 BVC).


History, rugby, cricket.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Agriculture

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Oliver Wooding  – St John’s Chambers ‘Oliver is absolutely solid. He has an excellent knowledge of the practice area, and his reassuring and calming style is a real asset.’

At St John’s Chambers, members have expertise across a wide spectrum of agricultural issues, including sales and purchases of land, inheritance disputes involving farmland estates, and proprietary estoppel cases. At the junior end of chambers, Alex Troup has an excellent track record in acting on inheritance disputes – often involving proprietary estoppel claims – pertaining to estates, and Oliver Wooding regularly advises landowners and farming tenants on a range of rural affairs issues. Christopher Jones‘ recent workload includes farming partnership disputes.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Oliver WoodingSt John’s ChambersOliver is excellent with clients. He is able to strike a good balance between being authoritative and empathetic in what are often very sensitive matters. His advice is thorough and reliable.’

St John’s Chambers is ‘a very strong and friendly set‘, and is home to a Court of Protection group well known for its strength in handling property and affairs disputes. The team represents a range of parties in matters, including the Official Solicitor, local authorities and family members. Alex Troup and Oliver Wooding continue to advise on cases involving contested deputyship and lasting power of attorney applications, as well as issues of health and welfare and mental capacity.

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Oliver WoodingSt John’s ChambersAn excellent problem solver with a forensic eye for detail. His reassuring and calming style is a real asset.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Oliver WoodingSt John’s ChambersOliver is very knowledgeable and experienced. He is able to quickly get to grips with complex information, clients feel understood when represented by him, and he works well under pressure.’