Peter was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn and joined Chambers as tenant in October 2019.
Peter appears in court on a daily basis and has been instructed in cases including both fast track and small claims trials in personal injury, road traffic and commercial matters, credit hire trials, Stage 3 hearings, infant approvals and a variety of costs and procedural applications including CCMCs and abuse of process arguments.
He has a busy paperwork practice and drafts pleadings in personal injury, commercial and credit hire matters, advices on liability, quantum, points of law, costs and procedure.
Peter is currently part of the Grenfell Tower public enquiry, instructed by the London Fire Brigade.
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.
Peter appears in court on small claims and low value fast-track matters. He is regularly instructed to provide advice and pleadings in EL claims, including classic slip/trips in the workplace; regulatory matters such as provision of equipment, safe working methods and risk assessments, and application of the “six-pack” regulations generally.
Peter regularly appears for insurers in road traffic matters both in liability disputes and underlying procedural questions where coverage may be challenged.
Peter has been instructed in the early months of his tenancy to give Advice on Liability and Quantum in several matters relating to delay in treatment . He is building his practice, and prides himself on quick turnaround of instructions.
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.
Peter appears regularly for major airlines in all forms of travel delay claims and associated matters. He has been instructed by travel insurers. Recent successes include defending claims brought as a result of the drone strikes at Gatwick Airport and an Equality Act claim against a transport provider.
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. His own commercial background enables him to readily assess contracts and similar papers.
Peter is currently part of the London Fire Brigade junior counsel team taking part in the Grenfell Tower fire public enquiry.
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Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Personal Injuries Bar Association
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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)
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.
Away from the law Peter is a slow but persistent runner, having recently completed his first marathon, and plays the trombone.