Peter Jolley completed pupillage in these Chambers in 2015. He began cutting his teeth with daily outings to court, but has since also developed a busy advisory and paperwork practice. He splits his time roughly equally between negligence-based claims – P.I., clinical and professional negligence – on the one hand, and property and contractual work on the other.
This balance of work sees Peter drawing on the experience he gained before the Bar. He began working life as a teacher and then managed commercial bids at one of the world’s largest IT companies. He worked with people from many different walks of life and became known for being approachable, straightforward and sensible, yet firm. He is authorised for Public Access work.
Contract and Professional Negligence
Peter is instructed in a wide range of disputes involving commercial organisations, smaller firms and individuals. His cases often seem to involve construction and engineering projects, architects and industrial machinery. Last year he represented a major firm of architects at mediation and was commended for his pragmatism. He is developing a niche interest in the Water Industry Act, representing a major water undertaker, and enjoys the natural overlap with his property practice.
Similarly, Peter’s cases often complement his clinical negligence work: he is increasingly involved in matters concerning professional conduct. He has represented solicitors faced with allegations of negligence and advised on breaches of the Data Protection Act. He is currently being led in a disciplinary matter by a very well respected and experienced Case Presenter for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Given his regular attendances at court, Peter has successfully represented individuals and small firms in matters involving insurance, misrepresentation, breaches of guarantee, money had and received and the Payment Services Regulations. He has drafted company articles and dealt with matters of bankruptcy, company restoration, registering charges and winding-up.