BARRISTER PROFILE

1 Crown Office Row

Peter Skelton

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Peter Skelton QC
A prominent practitioner in the clinical negligence market who acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in an array of medical and dental matters. He is an expert in the areas of inquests and inquiries, and has appeared as lead counsel in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Strengths: "He's very bright and an absolutely excellent advocate. He puts clients at ease." "Very hard-working, thorough and bright."
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Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Peter Skelton QC
Frequently instructed as counsel to large inquests and inquiries which are often under considerable media scrutiny. He also routinely represents parties in inquests involving clinical negligence, and is instructed to defend coronial decisions in judicial review proceedings. 
Strengths: "Very knowledgeable, excellent in court and on paper." "His grasp of detail is extraordinary and he is able to distil large volumes of documents into a series of simple propositions for witnesses. His style of questioning is relaxed yet forensic and precise."
Recent work: Acted as lead counsel to the fresh inquests into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings.
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