Oliver Kent practices in the area of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on product liability and consumer law. Strong areas of experience include the automotive and technology sectors.
Mr. Kent has particular experience advising automotive manufacturers in all manner of contentious disputes; ranging from defence of court and arbitration proceedings (often including international aspects), complex group actions, to regulatory and other proceedings, including recall actions under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.
Outside the automotive sphere and in-keeping with his deep personal interest in technology, Mr. Kent has experience advising technology and other companies in an array of matters, ranging from disputes surrounding application development to compliance with consumer protection and other laws, including dealing with a future in the metaverse.
On an international level, Mr. Kent has experience assisting a wide variety of clients based abroad in relation to foreign proceedings and arbitration. In addition, Mr. Kent advises on matters such as the service of foreign proceedings, the taking of evidence (both discovery and oral testimony) from English witnesses for the purposes of foreign proceedings under the Hague Convention, and the enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitration awards in England and Wales.
Described by one Queen’s Counsel as “truly exceptional”, Mr. Kent has a proven ability to adapt. His work often takes him into unchartered legal waters, in one instance leading him to the Supreme Court in a dispute relating to the right to discharge water into a canal
Mr. Kent has a passion for cars, technology and photography.
- England and Wales
- College of Law, Bloomsbury, LL.B., 2012
- University of York, B.A., 2010
- Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2015-present
- Paralegal, 2012-2015