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.
Peter has represented the family at a week-long ‘Article 2’ jury inquest concerning the death of a hospital patient subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and a local authority at an inquest touching upon the death of a swimming pool cleaner at work. He also represents hospitals, for instance at an inquest which explored changes to the deceased’s medication. Peter is keen to develop his experience in medico-legal work. Recent success includes advising on a failure to diagnose periodontitis which settled in five figures.
Working for both claimants and defendants, Peter’s varied cases have involved chipped teeth, facial scars, accidents on the dancefloor, a fall in an ancient waterway, a collapsing chandelier, a burning gazebo and electrocution on a building site. With an eye for detail, Peter has advised on a number of matters in the last year revealing fraudulent claims – all of which have since collapsed.
As one might expect of a barrister in this field, Peter has appeared in innumerable Road Traffic Act trials. He has wide experience of the matters that can arise including causation, fundamental dishonesty, foreign insurance and the vagaries of the fixed costs regime. He is a member of PIBA.
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