Oliver Jeffcott Associate

Photograph of Oliver Jeffcott

Contact Details

Oliver is an Associate in our personal injury team, based in London.He is accredited as a senior litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Main area of practice

Oliver specialises in high value personal injury cases involving severe brain and orthopaedic injury. He is the co-ordinator of the transport special interest group for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and works with the London Courier's Emergency Fund (LCEF).

Clients

Oliver has significant experience helping clients who have suffered serious injuries through no fault of their own. He has a keen interest in helping cyclists who have suffered serious injury following a collision.

Oliver also represents the survivors of child abuse and has particular expertise in high profile group actions against individual abusers and institutional defendants including local authorities, the Scout Association and the Catholic Church. This has led him to act for clients in the Goddard Inquiry into historic child abuse cases. Oliver has also written on child abuse law in the national press and has been interviewed on radio on numerous occasions on these issues.

Significant experience 

  • Represented a cycle courier who was driven over by a tipper truck, causing him to sustain significant injury.
  • Oliver acted for 15 people alleging abuse by Lord Greville Janner including drafting submissions in respect of their participation in the Goddard inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Expertise

Oliver’s Blog

How will cyclists be affected by changes to the law?

Yesterday the government announced several changes to personal injury law. This followed a period of consultation in December and January which included objections from over six thousand cyclists who wrote to ask that the changes were not implemented.

Driver behind wheel
Is driving a right or a privilege?

For many in this country, driving is a rite of passage and of vital importance as a tool for independence. Problems arise with how we treat drivers who show a complete lack of regard for other road users.

Can Mandatory Reporting change England’s culture of cover-ups?

Has the culture in England contributed to the cover-up of high profile child abuse cases? If you are a survivor of abuse and would like advice please call our team on 0844 620 6600, all information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Articles by Oliver

What are the ethical and legal implications of driverless cars and autonomous vehicular technology?

Article

Driverless cars are the future and the Government is preparing for the regulatory challenges ahead. Our expert Oliver Jeffcott explores the ethical and legal implications of driverless vehicles.

What can cycle couriers do to protect themselves?

Press Release

Oliver Jeffcott - our cycling solicitor discusses what cycle couriers can do to protect themselves if they are injured whilst making a delivery.

What to do if you're in a cycling accident

Guide

Have you been in a cycling accident? Our guide explains what you need to do before, after and during the accident. Read our guide to ensure you are prepared.

Related Knowledge & Resources

What are the ethical and legal implications of driverless cars and autonomous vehicular technology?

Driverless cars are the future and the Government is preparing for the regulatory challenges ahead. Our expert Oliver Jeffcott explores the ethical and legal implications of driverless vehicles.

Smile4Wessex funds new 3D technology at Southampton General Hospital

Smile 4 Wessex has agreed to fund the purchase of a 3D endoscope for Southampton General Hospital.

Survivors of abuse deserve access to the right support to start their journey of recovery

A jury found 75-year-old Colin Dennis Davis guilty of 30 of the 49 offences he was accused of that involved boys between 11 and 18 years old who lived at the former Salerno Road children’s home in Southampton.

Road cyclist
What to do if you're in a cycling accident

Have you been in a cycling accident? Our guide explains what you need to do before, after and during the accident. Read our guide to ensure you are prepared.

Personal Injury Claims

Our Personal Injury team provides a guide to the different types of claims and the claims process.

Personal Injury: What happens if court proceedings are started?

Our Personal Injury team offer advice on when claims are unable to be settled outside of court.