Oliver Isaacs

Year of Call: 2000
Email Address: oliver.isaacs@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Having read Politics at Newcastle, Oliver undertook a conversion course in Law in which he obtained a distinction. Prior to coming to the Bar, Oliver worked in a niche entertainment and media law firm carrying out a broad range of civil and commercial litigation.

Commercial and business disputes still form a significant part of Oliver's practice. He provides commercial advice, drafts the full range of pleadings and is an effective advocate appearing in the High Court and County Court.

In light of Oliver's expertise in employment law, he regularly advises:

  • Senior employees/directors and employers on the imposition and breach of fiduciary obligations/duties
  • Contractual disputes involving bonuses
  • Minority shareholders and unfair prejudice petitions
  • Partnership disputes
  • Disputes by members of LLP's
  • Joint Venture disputes between joint venture partners (in particular the imposition of fiduciary obligations between partners)
  • Permanent health insurance policy disputes and claims involving the mis-selling of such policies
  • Oliver regularly appears for both employers and employees in the High Court on restrictive covenants, breaches of confidentiality and generally in obtaining or defending the grant of injunctive relief.

Notable Cases

Rehman v Benfield (2006) EWCA Civ 1392
Acknowledgment of Title under the Limitation Act 1980.

Stepford Homes v Lee & Others (2012) LTL
A claim for injunctive relief and ancillary orders against a former employee and the approach the Court should take to costs where a Claimant had decided not to pursue its claim for such ancillary orders but failed to inform the Defendants or the Court.


  • 23rd Nov 2016

    Oliver Isaacs provides an update on Estate agents' fees - curing incomplete contracts by implying terms. If a developer agrees to pay an estate agent a finder's fee, what happens if the parties do not discuss what triggers the payment? If a contract is incomplete, can the court fill that gap by implying terms?

    Oliver Isaacs (Call 2000) analyses the most recent contribution of the Court of Appeal to that question in Wells v. Devani (2016) [2016] EWCA Civ 1106.

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"an efficient and effective barrister, providing creative and commercial solutions to clients. Oliver is always approachable and is sensitive when dealing with clients; whilst able to deliver clear and practical advice even in difficult and complex situations"

"I was thoroughly delighted with his professionalism, his attention to detail and his frank and honest views...A fantastic barrister."

"a tenacious advocate and able to get to the root of the problem quickly."

"Oliver provides clear, practical advice on commercial and employment matters. I would certainly recommend him."

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Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate

Professional bodies

  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

Direct Access

Oliver Isaacs is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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