Instruct a Barrister without the need for a solicitor at a fraction of the cost

Following recent radical changes under UK law it is now possible to instruct the services of a barrister directly without having first to engage and incur the costs of a solicitor. This scheme is sometimes referred to as direct access or public access.

Oliver White Barrister

Oliver White is an experienced and highly sought after Commercial Barrister practising most recently from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers, a leading Commercial and Public Law set of Chambers. Oliver is due to commence practice from new London commercial chambers in the New Year with contact details to follow shortly. He is regularly instructed in some of the leading Commercial disputes and is widely acknowledged to be a ‘savvy and aggressive’ litigator who is known to fight his client’s cause without distraction.

He was recently praised by a managing partner of a Leading Global law firm as possessing an ability to ‘get to heart of the issues without distraction’. He is in high demand and is rapidly developing a practice across a broad range of commercial practice areas, with particular expertise in Banking Litigation and Civil Fraud.


I was referred to Oliver White through a solicitor who was unable to assist in the enforcement of an unpaid judgment sum (in excess of £1m) awarded against a Defendant domiciled in the UAE. I had taken advice from several city law firms, all to no avail. I was then referred to Oliver who immediately advised on methods of enforcement with a commercial awareness, which remained central to his conduct of litigation throughout. 3 weeks later, the Group was in receipt of the full judgment sum following an application made 'ex parte' for the 'delivery up' of the debtor's passport on his imminent return to London. No doubt the discovery of this order had the immediate and desired effect of focusing his mind on the immediate need to settle the debt.

Our Company was locked in needless and costly litigation. Having parted company with our solicitors who were simply not providing any value for money, we were introduced to Oliver White. He acted for the Company under the Direct Access Scheme and demonstrated all the skills and expertise we had previously been denied. His fees were capped and considerably more competitive that the costs of litigation we had previously been forced to spend, and needless to say he succeeded in the claim and we recovered all our costs from the losing side. I would recommend his services without hesitation.

I was recommended to the services of Oliver White in relation to a long standing civil dispute I was experiencing with a former business partner. Following two years of protracted litigation and hostile correspondence with no end in sight, Oliver´s intervention brought about immediate resolve to the matter and most importantly peace of mind. His ability to put me at ease upon meeting with him in addition to his performance in Court were exceptional and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone in need of cost effective first class representation.

Managing Director of Match Strong Ltd.

London barrister Oliver White specialises in commercial litigation and civil fraud. Recent cases have included: Fairstate v General Enterprise Management leading authority on Banking guarantees, Standard Bank v Bin Issa AI Jaber $250m banking dispute against, UCB v Joanne Grace multi million pound solicitor breach of trust £10m mortgage fraud. Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Instructed in the ongoing recovery of £70m in a dispute with a sovereign state and application of the State Immunity Act, Shepherds Construction v JJW Hotel Group Dispute over a £10m programme of refurbishment to the Bemers Hotel WI, Bank of Scotland v Rovina & Others, multimillion pound Banking Fraud case, Michael Prest & Others (CA), ongoing dispute over rights under foreign Trusts of land in intervening in high value Ancillary Relief proceedings in a dispute with an asset value in excess of $400m, Hervia v Vivienne Westood, multi million pound franchise dispute. Please use the contact page to contact Oliver White.
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Oliver White Barrister, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square, Gray's Inn, London, WC1R 5AH | 07 811 438 658