Oliver Jarvis acts for Premier League footballer on drink-driving charge

September 2, 2015

Olly Jarvis from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Stephen Lickrish & Associates has acted for Premier league footballer, Darron Gibson, who today avoided a jail sentence after pleading guilty to hitting a cyclist while drink-driving and then fleeing the scene.

Everton footballer Gibson, 27, was behind the wheel of his black Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo when it ploughed into three cyclists who had stopped at the side of the road to fix a broken chain.

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Oliver has a particular specialism in defending fatal road traffic offences and has become a leader in this field. He has defended numerous high profile cases throughout the country, which has given him a particular understanding of the pressures defendants face and how press interest, judges and juries can be managed.

Oliver has developed an in depth understanding of all forms of expert evidence in this area including collision investigation, medical defences and tachograph analysis. He has also defended in many vehicle related frauds.

Oliver is a defence specialist and has acted as lead counsel in many trials. Oliver defends throughout England and Wales in the most serious and often high-profile cases.

Oliver is a member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.