Taking silk in 1991 Peter has been involved in many of the most high profile and prolific cases in the East Midlands (both prosecuting and defending). Peter has appeared in a large variety of cases, sexual offences, armed robberies, drugs, fraud, money laundering but mainly offences of homicide. Peter’s instructions to date are estimated to have been involved in well over 300 murder cases.
Peter has appeared regularly over the years in the Legal 500 as one of the top silks on Circuit and for many years in similar vein in the Chambers Directory. His strengths are detailed as: ”He knows all the tricks of the trade; he is phenomenal, with real charisma”.
Peter was the last pupil of Tom Heald (later HHJ Heald) at 24 The Ropewalk, Nottingham.
Appointed Silk: 1991
Advocacy Trainer (teaching both advocates an others to train) since 1995 for the Inner Temple, Grays Inn, Midland Circuit and the Bahamas Bar.
Bencher Inner Temple: 2000
Leader of the Midlands Circuit: 2005 – 2008
Circuit Criminal Bar Association Representative: 2003 – 2005
Member of the Bar Council: 2005 – 2008
Assistant Recorder: 1982
Recorder: 1986 (Sat 1982 – 2013)
Head of Chambers: 2004 – 2011