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Called to the Bar in 1999

Middle Temple

Practice Areas: Family, Civil, Crime

Peter is an experienced barrister in chambers, practicing predominately in family law. Peter will also undertake civil and criminal cases.

To instruct Peter, contact his clerks at or on 020 7936 2613.

I describe myself as a bright, pro-active and friendly professional Barrister, with many years of direct experience in Family, Civil and Criminal Law.

I began my working career in the British Armed Forces in 1978. I enlisted with the Royal Corps of Signals at the age of 17 years and completed much of my 4-year service in the former Federal Republic of Germany on various tasks. These included supporting a front line working field unit as a Combat Electrician, Unit Interpreter (German), and Regimental Policeman. As a keen sportsman, I also represented my Regiment in the Boxing and Tug of War teams.

Following military service, I spent several years in the commercial sector employed as a Senior Credit Manager, largely responsible for managing the credit functions of several £ multi-million turnover companies to litigation level. I then enjoyed several more years of success running my own recruitment business. However, I had always held a keen interest in the law and when the opportunity arose I took the decision to become a Barrister. Following full time legal studies, my interest in the area of preventing commercial fraud heightened when I was engaged on a contract basis within the Insolvency Service in London. As part of the ‘Carousel Fraud Unit’ I was responsible for investigating large scale international VAT fraud. I then went on to join London Underground Limited as a Contracts Manager working within the strict auspices of the then newly formed ‘Private Finance Initiative’.

I now enjoy a developed and successful practice in the Family Law sector in a leading London Family Law centered set of Chambers. I specialise predominantly within private / public child law. My recent successful appearance in the Court of Appeal in Re: L 2011 (a child) culminated in many years of experience coming to the fore.

I regularly appear on the London and South Eastern Circuits conducting all aspects of Private / Public Family case work, including inter alia: – child contact / residence disputes, divorce and ancillary relief proceedings and a fair amount of Local Authority Care Proceedings. I have a particular interest and skill in ‘Children Act’ proceedings. I am regularly briefed to undertake particularly complex family cases with ‘difficult’ Clients and opponents. My direct and common sense approach to these cases has proved valuable to me in establishing a proven track record in this area of my practice. I am continually re-instructed.

In addition and when required to support Chambers, I am able to appear in the Criminal and Civil Courts.

Finally, I am a constant ‘team player’. My approach and commitment to my professional responsibilities and colleagues has never been in question.

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