Peter has over 35 years of experience helping clients pursue complex commercial disputes. During the past 20 years he has developed a specialist practice advising on and resolving partnership, LLP and boardroom/shareholder disputes across a wide range of business sectors including professional practices, private equity, IT, property development and farming. Typical scenarios include contentious retirements/exits, disputes over accounts or the ownership of a business or some of its assets, fraud, misappropriation of clients and business opportunities, breach of fiduciary duty, secret profits, breach of covenant, discrimination, and whistleblower detriment. Peter also advises on the drafting of partnership, LLP and shareholder agreements and other partnership, LLP and company issues and transactions.
Association of Partnership Practitioners, Law Society of England & Wales
1981 Qualified as a Solicitor; 1979–1981, Trainee Solicitor, Blyth & Robinson; 1983–86, Assistant Solicitor, Payne Hicks Beach; 1986–1990, Partner, Sackers; 1990–92, Partner, Boodle Hatfield; 1995–2001, Partner, Ralph Hume Garry; 2001–2012, Partner, Cripps Harries Hall (now Cripps); 2012 – present, Consultant Solicitor at Keystone Law.
Chapter on “Partnership and Professional Practice Disputes” in Sweet & Maxwell’s “ADR and Commercial Disputes” (2002).