Peter has a broad commercial practice which covers commercial fraud claims, insolvency disputes, company law, arbitration, and general commercial and contractual disputes. He has wide experience of claims involving foreign law (including Russian and Chinese law claims), and of jurisdiction disputes. 

He has been recognised as a leading junior for many years - the latest editions of Chambers UK and Legal 500 rank him in commercial chancery, civil fraud and restructuring and insolvency.

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Commercial

Peter's commercial practice takes in a wide variety of disputes including claims for and against financial institutions, joint venture disputes, claims for and against commercial agents, professional negligence claims, company law claims, jurisdiction disputes, and a range of general commercial and contractual disputes.  He is frequently instructed in very high value claims as part of a counsel team, and also has considerable advocacy experience as sole counsel.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

  • Peter has wide experience of high value commercial fraud claims, injunctive relief, and associated enforcement issues. Most of his cases have cross-border elements, and often involve related insolvency proceedings. In recent years he has been heavily involved in claims arising out of bribery allegations, and jurisdiction disputes.

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Peter acts for office-holders, creditors and debtors across the range of corporate and personal insolvency disputes, both UK and offshore. 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

Memberships

  • COMBAR
  • Chancery Bar 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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