General Commercial Litigation
Before training as a barrister, Peter worked on multi-million pound IT framework contracts advertised through the Official Journal of the EU. He was described as being “sensitive to commercial issues while building good relationships with clients”. 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.
Construction and Engineering
Peter is instructed in a wide range of disputes involving commercial organisations, smaller firms and individuals. His cases often involve construction and engineering projects, architects and industrial machinery. He has 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.
Company and Partnership
Peter has drafted company articles and appears at the Companies Court in respect of winding-up and bankruptcy petitions, restorations to the company register and the late registration of charges. He has represented a major airline seeking to set aside a court order and assisted a major bank in a due diligence exercise. He is also familiar with matters of debt recovery.
Contract and Professional Negligence
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.