Peter is a former solicitor-advocate with prior experience at a magic circle firm and a US law firm, where he worked on banking and finance matters, insolvency and commercial litigation, and international arbitration. Peter graduated with a first-class degree in Ancient and Modern History from the University of Oxford, where he was first in his year. He also holds a first-class LLB from the University of Law, and an LLM from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded the private international law prize.
Before joining South Square, Peter worked as a Judicial Assistant to Lord Sales, Lord Lloyd-Jones, and Lord Hamblen at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He assisted the Justices on numerous high-profile cases, including R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister, on whether the advice given by the Prime Minister to the Queen that Parliament should be prorogued was lawful, Micula & Others v Romania, relating to the attempted enforcement of an investment arbitration award against Romania, and Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd, on the ‘reflective loss’ principle.
During pupillage, Peter gained exposure to Chambers’ core areas of practice, including insolvency and restructuring cases, banking and finance work, commercial litigation, and company law matters. Peter assisted on a wide variety of cases across these practice areas, including Primeo Fund v Bank of Bermuda & HSBC and Nero Holdings Limited v Frep 3 (Notting Hill Gate 3) Ltd & Others. He drafted advice on points including private international law issues relating to the beneficial ownership of overseas assets and the interaction between freezing injunctions, proprietary injunctions, and orders for a quick sale. Peter also drafted pleadings in a number of matters including a conspiracy claim in a liquidation, a challenge to a company voluntary arrangement, and a misrepresentation claim.