Oliver Sanders KC specialises in: public law and human rights, including national security, extremism and investigatory powers; data protection, privacy and information law; inquests, inquiries and investigations; breach of confidence; and contempt of court.

He is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Scheme and the Inner Temple Advocacy Training Programme and has given lectures to various government and non-government clients, the Justice / Sweet and Maxwell FOI Conference and the ALBA Summer Conference.

In 2023 Oliver received a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest honour the LALYs can give, as part of the team who represented the family of Molly Russell at the inquest into her death.

Before joining chambers in 2004, Oliver spent seven years in the Government Legal Department working on the Northern Ireland peace process, prisons matters, public law litigation and the Hutton Inquiry.

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