Peter was called to the Bar in 2018. He originally graduated with a degree in music and subsequently qualified with a First in law from the Open University. He undertook the BPTC at BPP where he was assessed as outstanding in a number of modules, including Personal Injury and International Trade. He received multiple scholarships from both Gray’s Inn and BPP.
Whilst studying, Peter won a number of mooting competitions, including the Times/2TG in 2017 and the Gray’s Inn Annual Moot 2017-18, receiving the Nicholls Prize for Advocacy.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Peter had an extensive career as a classical music agent. Primarily involved in large-scale touring projects, he travelled widely in Europe and the Far East and had considerable success in opening up the new Chinese market. Latterly he was the Managing Director of one of London’s leading agencies.
As a pupil, Peter will gain experience in a number of Farrar’s Building’s core practice areas, including personal injury, clinical negligence and employment.
Oliver was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in July 2018, and joined Chambers as a pupil in October 2018.
During the first four months of his pupillage Oliver will be under the supervision of Matthew Kerruish-Jones and Lee Evans, and will experience a wide range of Chambers’ practice areas including personal injury, clinical negligence, employment, inquests and crime.
Before beginning his legal studies Oliver was a budding economist and spent 14 months as a Research Assistant at the Bank of England. Oliver converted to law by studying the GDL part-time while working as a Private Tutor, predominantly teaching undergraduate economics. While studying the BPTC part-time he worked for the Bar Standards Board, initially as the Senior Policy Officer for Equality and Diversity and then as the Legal and Policy Officer in the Strategy and Policy department.
During his studies Oliver engaged in debating and mooting with his law school and with the Inner Temple. Oliver was Treasurer of the Inner Temple Debating Society in 2015/16 and President in 2016/17, and represented the Inner Temple at the European University Debating Championship 2016 and the World University Debating Championship 2017.
Appointments and Memberships
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
2016 – 2018: BPTC, BPP University
2014 – 2016: GDL, BPP University
2009 – 2013: BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics, University of Bath
Scholarships and Prizes
2016: Peter Rawlinson Memorial Prize for Advocacy, the Honourable Society of
the Inner Temple
2016: BPTC Exhibition Award, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
2015: CPE/GDL Exhibition Award, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Mooting and Debating
2016: Inter-Inn Debating Competition – Winner
2016: Inner Temple Rawlinson Cup (Debating) – Winner
2015: BPP Internal Mooting Competition – Finalist
2015: JustCite Mooting Tournament – Semi-finalist
2015: English-Speaking Union JSMM English National Debating Competition – Novice Champion
Oliver is a keen sportsman, particularly enjoying golf, cricket, 5-aside football and (occasionally) bouldering. Unfortunately for Oliver his enthusiasm is not matched by his ability.