Oliver Studdert Is New Partner in London
National law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed a new public law partner to help support the ongoing success of the firm’s acclaimed public law and human rights team.
Based in the London office, Oliver Studdert joined the public law and human rights national team on 21 April after ten years at Simpson Millar. With over 15 years’ experience working on a range of public law cases, Oliver joins Irwin Mitchell to help support the public law team in delivering the success that has seen them involved in some of the country’s most complex and high profile cases in recent years.
Oliver’s past work has focused on the law in respect of children’s rights and the human rights of vulnerable adults. He is a member of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England and a founding member of the Community Care Children and Young People Lawyers’ Group.
Oliver’s career has featured many influential cases, including the withdrawn government ‘myth-busting’ guide on child protection in 2019. He is highly regarded across legal directories and is ranked by Chambers and Partners UK 2019 in Public & Administrative Law; Civil Liberties and Court of Protection health and welfare.
Described as a “really outstanding” practitioner, Oliver is also someone who “goes the extra mile” and provides young people “with a route through the legal minefield”. The Legal 500 UK 2019 edition described him as “phenomenal” with a “great reputation.”
Expert Opinion“I’m delighted to be joining Irwin Mitchell which has such a strong pedigree and history in public law and human rights. I look forward to working with colleagues across our national practice to enhance our reputation for bringing landmark challenges to the highest courts and being at the cutting edge of legal developments.
Irwin Mitchell helps so many vulnerable people and has a well-deserved reputation for making a positive difference to people’s lives.” Oliver Studdert - Partner
Yogi Amin, national head of public law and human rights at Irwin Mitchell, said: “Oliver joins us with a proven background in public law and an excellent knowledge of this complex legal area and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team.
“At a time when children, vulnerable adults and organisations encounter many hurdles we aim to provide the very best advice and ensure that, on behalf of our clients, public bodies do comply with the law. Irwin Mitchell remains committed to sourcing the very best legal talent, to ensure we offer our clients the high levels of service and success they have come to expect. Oliver’s appointment is another example of our determination to ensure access to justice continues to be provided for those in need and that our national team continues to thrive.”