LLB (Syd), LLM (Cantab) Visiting Fellow
Peter is a barrister practising at 7 King’s Bench Walk. He specialises in all aspects of commercial law, with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance, shipping and transport, energy, commodities and international trade, financial services, professional negligence, and international investment projects. Peter regularly appears before the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal and in commercial and international arbitrations. Peter has also appeared before Courts in other jurisdictions. Peter also accepts appointments to act as an arbitrator.
Peter has appeared in a number of the recent leading commercial cases, including The Cultural Foundation v Beazley Furlonge Ltd (professional indemnity insurance), Aspen Underwriting v Kairos Shipping (insurance settlement, jurisdiction), The Cape Bari (Limitation Convention and collision with sea berth), Suez Fortune Investments Ltd v Talbot Underwriting Ltd (constructive total loss of an oil tanker damaged by pirates), Rathbone Brothers plc v Novae Corporate Underwriting (insurance claim for breach of trust and subrogation), The Princess of the Stars (reinsurance claim for the loss of a vessel in a typhoon), Sea Glory Maritime Co v Al Sagr National Insurance Co (The Nancy) (duty of utmost good faith, ISM warranty and public policy relating to a hull insurance claim), Arash Shipping v Groupama (impact of EU sanctions against Iran on a fleet insurance policy), Masefield v Amlin (insurance claim for cargo seized by Somali pirates), Gard v Tunnicliffe (reinsurance claim relating to Hurricane Rita losses), The WD Fairway (insurance claim relating to vessel damaged by collision), Limit v AXA (energy reinsurance treaty claim), and AIG v Faraday (D&O reinsurance).
In May 2017, Peter was appointed a Deputy Judge of the High Court.
He is co-author of Good Faith and Insurance Contracts, 4th edn (Informa, 2018), Vitiation of Contractual Consent (Informa, 2016) and the Deceit: The Lie of the Law (Informa, 2009). Peter is also a Contributing Editor of Chitty on Contracts.