Peter Savory

Peter Savory

  • Called in 2018

Peter appears in court on an almost daily basis, instructed in cases on both the multi-track and fast-track. His practice focuses on personal injury, clinical negligence, road traffic, commercial matters, insurance, and credit hire. He also represents both claimants and defendants in disposal hearings, and a variety of costs, case management and procedural applications including CCMCs and abuse of process arguments.

He has a busy paperwork practice and drafts pleadings in personal injury, clinical negligence (including schedules and counter schedules of loss), property, commercial and credit hire matters, including drafting defences where fraud is alleged. He also advises on liability, quantum, points of law, costs and procedure.

Peter was until recently part of the Grenfell Tower public enquiry, instructed by the London Fire Brigade.

Personal Injury

Peter’s practice includes a wide variety of personal injury work, and he is regularly instructed both in court and in preparation of advice and pleadings. Instructions include both Claimant and Defendant work, sometimes on CFAs, across the full range of occupiers’ liability, public liability, employers’ liability and road traffic.


Peter has gained much experience of RTA trials, appearing in court in small claims and fast track matters several times a week. His experience includes liability matters, personal injury, quantum disputes, credit hire and dishonesty allegations, as well as procedural matters and cost hearings. Adept at analysis, he has had particular success with ‘black box’ data and in LVI challenges. As a ‘career-changer’ at the Bar, Peter brings a maturity to proceedings which is valued by lay-clients at trial and in pre-trial conference. Peter is also regularly instructed in paperwork matters, including all pleadings as well as advice on liability and quantum.

Employers’ and Public Liability

Peter appears in court on small claims and fast-track matters. He is regularly instructed to provide advice, pleadings and attend trial in EL/PL claims, including classic slip/trips in the workplace and on the highway; regulatory matters such as provision of equipment, safe working methods and risk assessments, and application of the “six-pack” regulations generally. He has represented local authorities and housing bodies, and also deals with claims in an education setting.


Peter regularly appears for insurers in road traffic matters both in liability disputes and underlying procedural questions where coverage may be challenged. He has advised on points of law, pleadings and foreign coverage issues. He has also been instructed on diverse matters including whether or not an insurance policy should respond in respect of travel delays caused by drone strikes, the extent to which buildings insurance covers subsidence.

Clinical Negligence

Peter has a growing clinical negligence practice and has been instructed on a range of matters, including misdiagnosis, negligent and delayed treatment. He has provided detailed pleadings, both for claimant and defendant, as well as advices on liability, quantum, offers and other procedural issues.

Peter also provides assistance concerning interim and pre-action matters, has experience in conducting conferences with medical experts and clients, and attends hearings where necessary. He prides himself on a quick turnaround of instructions.

Credit Hire

Peter is regularly instructed for both Claimants and Defendants in credit hire matters in both small claims and in higher value fast track matters. He is well-versed in all the usual case law, as well as dealing with deficiencies in evidence and the challenges that may arise. He also has had success for Defendants in abuse of process claims and resulting cost matters. At the appellate level he has appeared in permission to appeal hearings and provided advice and written materials for the same.

Travel & International Law

Peter came to the Bar with considerable international commercial experience. In his former career he was responsible for negotiating and contracting the tours of major performing arts groups throughout Europe and Asia, dealing with multi-jurisdiction contracts in respect of fees, sponsorship, royalties, travel and hotel arrangements. Inevitably he also encountered first-hand the occasional perils of such complexity.

Within his practice at the Bar, Peter is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants and appears regularly in fast and multi track matters, as well as associated applications and cost matters. Within his travel practice he has been instructed in a wide range of matters including aviation claims, PI matters, jurisdictional arguments and pleading advice, cancellations, insurance disputes, and even losses from drone incursions.

He has a busy paperwork practice and can turnaround paperwork at short notice.

General Common Law

Peter has undertaken a wide variety of hearings and prepared pleadings in general common law matters. Recent successful matters include defending a building company against allegations of poor workmanship; a claim by an international printing company against a hotel chain; and a claim for injunctive relief in a property dispute, and enforcement of a foreign judgment in England. His own commercial background enables him to readily assess contracts and similar papers.

Public Inquiries

Peter was instructed as part of the London Fire Brigade junior counsel team taking part in the Grenfell Tower fire public enquiry.

Public Access

Peter is qualified to accept instruction directly from members of the public under the Public Access Scheme.


Peter is experienced at dealing with the various costs regimes encountered at trial, including the application of Part 36 and QOCS. He also appears in hearings dealing exclusively with costs, applications concerning the same, and has advised on cost budgets for multi-track trials.


Peter brings wide commercial experience to the Bar. He is adept at understanding contracts and the underlying issues. He has been instructed in commercial breach of contract matters, debt recovery, enforcement of foreign judgments, and directors’ issues. He has also been asked to advise on interpretation of contracts.

If you would like to instruct Peter Savory or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by Chief Executive/Director of Clerking, Paul Cray. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at

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Appointments & Memberships

Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Personal Injuries Bar Association

London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers



Education & Qualifications

2018: BPTC, BPP University, assessed Very Competent

2017: Bachelor of Laws LLB, Open University, First



Gray’s Inn Annual Moot and 3RB Advocacy Prize – Winner (2018)

The Times / 2TG Annual Moot – Winner (2017)

Previous Employment

Peter has had an extensive career in commercial music specialising in large-scale touring projects. He has worked widely in Europe and Asia, and had considerable success opening up the new Chinese market. Latterly he was the Managing Director of one of London’s leading music agencies.

Personal Interests

Away from the law Peter is a slow but persistent runner, having recently completed his first marathon, and plays the trombone.