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Oliver is a Partner in the Insolvency and Business Support team and has specialised in the law of insolvency since qualifying in 2011. He acts for insolvency practitioners, companies, directors, stakeholders and private individuals across both personal and corporate insolvency processes. He provides specialist advice on a range of areas, including litigious proceedings, asset realisations, appointment of officeholders and advisory work.

Oliver prides himself of providing succinct, astute and commercial advice to all of his clients. Insolvency can be a tricky area to navigate at times, for a range of people affected and for a variety of reasons, and he ensures that he puts the needs and objectives of his clients at the forefront of all that he does. He has forged a respected reputation within the profession for his commitment to his clients and knowledge of the industry and law in the area.

He has been a long-standing member of the team which has been consistently ranked as a "Band 1" Insolvency practice by Chambers & Partners.

In 2023 he was individually ranked in Chambers and Partners, specifically noted for being “technical and has excellent attention to detail."

In the same year he was described as a “Next Generation Partner” in the Legal 500 publication. 

He is also a member of R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

With two young children who like to keep him on his toes, Oliver does not have as much spare time as he might otherwise like outside of work but when he does, he enjoys going to gigs and festivals. He’s also conformed to the stereotype and has just started to take up golf!


  • Administrations
  • Asset tracing and realisation
  • Compulsory liquidations (winding up)
  • Voluntary liquidations (both members’ and creditors’ voluntary liquidations)
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Security reviews
  • Validity of officeholder appointments
  • Voluntary arrangements (both Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs))
  • Bankruptcies
  • Advisory
  • Pursuing and defending claims brought under the Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006

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“Oliver is technical and has excellent attention to detail."

Chambers 2023

Oliver Fitzpatrick is a long standing and trusted advisor with an eye for detail and also an eye for finding a solution for any problem. Has assisted in resolving a number of technically and logistically challenging referrals for me. My No.1 legal advisor.

Legal 500


He is really sharp and very solution-driven." "His advice is clear and he's extremely easy to work with and get on with.


Oliver Fitzpatrick is always responsive and equally comfortable providing highly technical analysis or commercial advice. Always my ‘go to’ solicitor. Highly personable and very easy to work with.

Legal 500

provides an exemplary service and has an eye for detail but a commercial nous which assists an officeholder

Chambers and Partners 2021

Ollie Fitzpatrick has an eye for detail and practical advice

Legal 500, 2021 rankings

Oliver Fitzpatrick is a very good young lawyer. Proactive and commercial.

Legal 500

A genuine specialist department within a multi-disciplinary regional powerhouse. Quick to react and always with pinpoint accurate advice. Experts in their field led by Phil Smith and Oliver Fitzpatrick.

Legal 500

For me they are the unparalleled best insolvency specialist; often punching above their weight and outwitting far larger organisations.

Legal 500

For me they are the unparalleled best insolvency specialist; often punching above their weight and outwitting far larger organisations.

Legal 500