The directories recognise that Oliver is a powerful advocate who understands the needs and concerns of clients. He is noted for his capacity to see and make legal argument, his understanding of expert evidence and his ability as a tactician:
‘Always one step ahead in terms of strategy and tactics, with an exceptional commercial understanding.’ – Legal 500 2021 (Business and Regulatory Crime, including Health and Safety).
‘ He has an excellent command of the facts and exercises great judgement when advising clients. ’ – Legal 500 2020 (Regulatory, Health and Safety & Licensing).
‘…well known for his niche expertise in maritime health and safety matters; environmental pollution cases also feature in his workload.’ – Legal 500 2019 (Regulatory, Health and Safety & Licensing).
‘Very eloquent on his feet.’ – Legal 500 2018 (Business and Regulatory Crime, including Health and Safety).
Oliver Willmott is a key contact at Queen Square Chambers for health and safety matters and pollution cases. He is also noted for his extensive experience in maritime matters. – Legal 500 2017 (Regulatory, Health and Safety & Licensing).
‘His adept legal mind can see angles overlooked by others.’ – Legal 500 2017
‘He shows exceptional dedication and perseverance.’ Legal 500 2016 (Regulatory, Health and Safety & Licensing)
“A superlative advocate who has a thorough grasp of the law.” – Legal 500 2015 (Regulatory, Health, Safety & Licensing)
“He has great tactical judgement in his approach to a case.” – Legal 500 2015 (Crime)
“praised by peers for his impressive grasp of technical evidence” – Chambers & Partners 2014 (Environment)
“Oliver Willmott is praised for his ‘outstanding brain power, advocacy, responsiveness and client manner’, and is developing a significant regulatory practice.” – Legal 500 2012 (Health and Safety, and Regulatory)