Oliver Brookshaw went to Uppingham School before going on to read Greats (Classics) at Oriel College, Oxford. After a year at the College of Law he joined Linklaters in the City for two years articles (now training contract). On qualification in October 1983, Oliver joined Linklaters’ corporate department where he stayed until 1989 when he moved to Shoosmiths.
Oliver became a partner in 1991 and was national head of Shoosmiths Corporate Department for 11 years, growing it from £1 million turnover to £10 million. He left at the end of 2013, joining Spearing Waite LLP in 2014 as a Corporate Partner, specialising in UK corporate and corporate finance work.