"Oliver Oldman has notable strength advising on asylum applications and appealing deportations. He is particularly active for vulnerable individuals."

Chambers UK 2022

"He leaves no stone unturned and is very responsive."

Chambers UK 2022

"Oliver Oldman is real rising star, working on very complex deportation cases involving the overlap between mental ill-health and criminality."

Legal 500 UK, 2021

"Immensely hard-working and committed to his clients."

Legal 500 UK, 2021

Oliver joined Kingsley Napley in September 2021 as an associate in the Immigration Team and International Protection Group. He has been practising immigration law since 2012, with a particular focus on asylum, human rights, detention and deportation matters. He has extensive experience of representing clients in their appeals from the First-tier Tribunal (IAC) up to the Court of Appeal and has brought a range of judicial review challenges against Home Office decisions. 

Oliver’s international protection work includes:

  • Working in collaboration with other members of the International Protection Group for clients defending extradition requests and challenging Interpol red notices, in relation to their asylum claims and other related immigration issues
  • Acting for clients in relation to complex asylum and human rights claims, family reunion applications, deportation matters, further submissions and appeals
  • Advising on issues including admissibility of claims, cessation of refugee status and exclusion from the Refugee Convention
  • Bringing judicial review challenges against delay and decisions including certification, further submissions refusals and detention

Oliver also has a broad private immigration practice, which includes the following:

  • Acting for clients in immigration detention in relation to applications for immigration bail and bringing claims for unlawful detention.
  • Acting for clients facing deportation proceedings and in cases involving criminality
  • Applications under the Immigration Rules, including visitor visas, Appendix FM and paragraph 276ADE 
  • Applications for leave outside of the Immigration Rules, including on health grounds
  • Naturalisation and registration applications under the British Nationality Act 1981 
  • Applications under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Global Talent (digital technology) visa applications


  • Acting for a Saudi national in her successful asylum claim brought on political grounds and membership of a particular social group. Acting for an Indian national in his successful asylum appeal brought on sexuality grounds, following a fresh claim. 
  • Acting for an Afghan national in his successful asylum appeal brought on political grounds, following the Home Office’s decision to exclude him from the protection of the Refugee Convention. 
  • Acting for an Albanian family in their successful asylum appeal following a challenge to the decision to certify the initial claim as clearly unfounded. 
  • Acting for a DRC national in his successful appeal against deportation on human rights grounds. 
  • Securing leave to remain for the parent of a British citizen under Appendix FM under the 10 year route.
  • Preparing successful discretionary registration applications for minor siblings in local authority care. 
  • Acting for a Somali national in his successful application for immigration bail and securing an injunction barring deportation. 


Oliver Oldman is real rising star, working on very complex deportation cases involving the overlap between mental ill-health and criminality. Immensely hard-working and committed to his clients."

Legal 500 UK, 2021

A huge amount of thanks is due to you; you did an absolutely excellent job in difficult circumstances."

Client, 2021

Words certainly cannot quantify how grateful we are towards your great help…We are truly grateful for the time and efforts you dedicated to our case."

Client, 2021





Oliver completed his undergraduate legal studies at University College London in 2010, before obtaining a Master of Laws in Public International Law, also at UCL. Before starting legal practice, he was a Legal Consultant at the International Bar Association. Oliver completed his legal training at Bindmans LLP, where he then practised for 4 years before joining Kingsley Napley. 


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