Peter’s practice covers a wide range of commercial disputes, including commercial fraud, insolvency, company law, sports disputes, and arbitration. Peter is recognised as a leading junior in the latest editions of both the leading legal directories, Chambers UK 2018 and Legal 500 2017, for his expertise in commercial chancery, civil fraud and restructuring and insolvency.  

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Commercial

Peter has wide experience of general commercial litigation including acting for and against financial institutions, and energy disputes.  His cases frequently involve issues of jurisdiction and choice of law. 

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Peter has considerable experience of seeking urgent injunctive relief (including freezing orders, search orders and associated orders for disclosure) and of the various causes of action which arise in fraud claims.  

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Peter acts for office-holders, creditors and debtors across the range of corporate and personal insolvency disputes. He is frequently instructed in insolvency cases with a fraud element.

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Arbitration

Peter has extensive experience of arbitrations under LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL rules, and of related Commercial Court applications.

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Sport

Peter has experience of claims involving football clubs, registered intermediaries, and sponsors.

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Achievements

Education

MA (Cantab); LLB (first class)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • 2008 Buchanan Prize and Eastham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn 
  • 2008 Lincoln’s Inn Mooting Competition, winner
  • 2007 Mansfield Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn

Publications

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • February 2016 – Speaker at R3 asset tracing conference
  • January 2016 – Article on the ‘proper purposes’ rule for Practical Law
  • June 2015 - Article on Equitable Receivers in Commercial Fraud claims for Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, published by LexisNexis (with Tim Penny)
  • February 2015 - Case Note on Nilon Limited v Royal Westminster Investments (Privy Council) 
  • October 2013 - Personal insolvency update at SPG Conference 
  • June 2013 - Speaker at White Paper Conference: ‘Cross-border enforcement of fraud claims’
  • 2010 to 2015 - Contributor of insolvency case law updates for Corporate Rescue and Insolvency

Memberships

  • COMBAR
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

Selected earlier reported cases

Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

  • JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others (2011)
  • Jenington and others v Assaubayev and others [2010] EWHC 2351 (Ch)
  • Cadogan Petroleum plc v Tolley and others (2011) 
  • Royal Westminster Investments SA v Nilon Limited (2011) 

Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Official Receiver v Negus [2011] EWHC 3719 (Ch) 

Arbitration

  • A dispute relating to a satellite supply contract (LCIA, 2011)
  • A claim by a major telecommunications operator arising out of multi-million dollar construction contract in Kuwait (ICC, 2011)
  • A partnership dispute between solicitors (ad hoc, 2011)
  • A claim by an Indian real estate management company involving connected proceedings in Singapore, Mauritius and India (LCIA, 2010) 

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