Peter has developed a strong, largely, commercial practice, especially in the field of asset finance and invoice discounting (factoring), being instructed mostly (but not exclusively) by banks and finance houses in all aspects of disputes relating to the underlying contractual position.
Peter has a particular understanding of the relationships between the bank, the customer and the intermediate supplier in such situations. His practical approach to these cases helps to guide the client through these difficult areas of law to find an acceptable solution or reach a successful conclusion in the event of litigation.
Consumer Credit, Hire Purchase and similar type asset finance agreements. Invoice discounting and factoring. Claims based on guarantees and indemnities. Contract disputes, sale of goods and services, debt recovery, building and construction. Peter regularly conducts such cases both in the High Court and County court as well as in the Court of Appeal if needs be.
Peter is also well versed in all aspects of information technology, social media and the issues arising from the use and abuse of such media.
Peter acts for both claimants and respondents in employment disputes at employment and other tribunals. Unfair dismissal and claims surrounding redundancy are specialisms. He recently appeared for a teacher at a hearing at the NCTL in which he successfully avoided the making of a Prohibition Order.
Both personal and corporate, including actions on behalf of trustees for various forms of enforcement as well as the conduct of public examinations.
Peter has been recognised for his ability in litigation relating to costs, whether it be the principle of costs payable (or not, as the case may be) or the quantum of costs payable at a detailed assessment
Peter also deals with personal injury cases, including accidents at work, Occupiers Liability and road traffic related cases. In the latter he has developed significant experience in dealing with cases where fraud is alleged or the fact of injury is challenged.
Peter’s sensible approach to litigation finds favour with clients, whether individuals or corporate entities. He is happy to meet for conferences to suit the client, whether in Chambers or elsewhere. He is prepared to travel to suit the situation.
He is strong on paper and a swift analysis of the issues means he can turn around even the most complex cases at short notice. He will accommodate the needs of the client to find the most practical way of dealing with the case at hand. He is experienced in all forms of drafting and pleading.
Peter also has a sound reputation for dealing with cases that don’t fit well into any particular label and he relishes the challenge of the unusual and different.
Outside work he is a keen photographer with a number of exhibitions and publications to his name, as well as being a patron of the Liverpool Biennial.