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Oliver is a solicitor in the international and group claims department assisting Martyn Day primarily on group actions against British multinationals where environmental damage has occurred.

Oliver joined Leigh Day in 2011 as a paralegal and commenced his training contract with the firm in 2013. During that time he assisted Martyn Day on the successful claims against Shell on behalf of over 15,000 Nigerian fisher folk which settled in 2014 for £55 million.

Oliver is currently assisting Martyn Day on a claim on behalf of 1,800 Zambian farmers against Vedanta Resources and their Zambian subsidiary for damage to land and their health allegedly as a result of the Defendant’s copper mining operations.

In early 2015 Oliver participated in a workshop with the International Institute for Environment and Development on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure where he contributed his experience of working extensively in rural areas of Nigeria to the event.

Prior to joining Leigh Day, Oliver worked at Reprieve in their Secret Prisons team on human rights issues relating to the war on terror. Oliver has also done volunteered with Bail for Immigration Detainees, Medical Justice and participated in a fact finding trip to Colombia to document human rights abuses against Colombian lawyers and trade unionists with the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group of which he is still a member.

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