Oliver Wellings

Oliver Wellings

Call: 2001


Oliver Wellings is a highly experienced Grade 4 prosecution advocate and prosecutes across the range of serious criminal work undertaken by Chambers. His practice includes homicide, drugs importation, proceeds of crime and fraud. He appears regularly as a leading junior and against opponents in silk. He has extensive experience in the fields of modern day slavery and human exploitation and is currently instructed in a number of cases involving allegations of people trafficking.


  • R v E and E
    Led by Sally Howes K.C. as junior prosecution advocate prosecuting a Norfolk farmer and his wife, accused of the neglect and murder of a young child.
  • R v B and others
    Leading prosecution junior in the prosecution of 3 former company directors accused of setting up bogus investments to attract elderly and vulnerable investors.
  • R v F and others
    Led by Rossana Scamardella K.C in an “Encrochat” case involving large scale cocaine trafficking along “county lines” in Hertfordshire.
  • R v C and others prosecuting a multi-handed building fraud involving allegations of cold-calling, sham building work and money laundering of the proceeds.


Oliver read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge before undertaking a postgraduate degree at the Universite de Paris 1 and his vocational qualification at the Inns of Court School of Law. He speaks fluent French and German.


  • French (fluent)
  • German (fluent)


14 Nov 2019

Robin Sellers and Oliver Wellings prosecute Old Bailey jury “bribery bid” trial

The defendants are charged with perverting the course of justice and are on trial at Harrow Crown Court. Robin Sellers leads Oliver Wellings, instructed...

16 Nov 2018

Oliver Wellings appears for the prosecution in trial at Southwark Crown Court

For more information on Oliver Welling's current trial please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-46187301

9 Nov 2017

Oliver Wellings’ prosecutes a man charged with sexually abusing a young girl and possessing indecent images

Oliver Wellings appeared at Luton Crown Court to prosecute a man arrested in June 2016 for possession of indecent images,  who then admitted more than...

4 Sep 2015

Verdicts in fraud trial at Exeter Crown Court

A large fraud trial prosecuted by Oliver Wellings at Exeter Crown Court has concluded with the jury reaching verdicts. The case involved fraudulent behaviour...

12 Aug 2015

Oliver Wellings opens case in large fraud trial

Oliver Wellings is appearing for the prosecution in a major fraud trial at Exeter Crown Court. The case involves allegations of dishonestly obtaining money...


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