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Peter is a criminal defence specialist, focusing on serious crime such as terrorism, murder, manslaughter and serious sexual assault.
Background and expertise
Often instructed as a leading junior, Peter has defended allegations of terrorism offences, murder, manslaughter, fraud, and serious sexual crimes.
Peter’s assets include the ability to see a case from a defendant’s point of view, aiming to understand their situation and goals – often taking into account the “big picture” including the needs of family or friends.
He is able to break issues down to basics for clients, and to articulate points of law effectively in court.
Prior to being called to the bar, Peter worked in commerce, selling a business specialising in importing and exporting air freight.
Lead junior in terrorism-related case at Kingston Crown Court – defending a man who failed to report others who were actively preparing to go to Syria and join Da’esh.
Chelmsford Crown Court. Successful defence of a man charged with an attempted murder involving a slashing across the throat – after identification evidence was called into question.
Woolwich Crown Court. Historic rape trial, leading to successful acquittal of male defendant in relation to four alleged offences dating back 27 years.
Central Criminal Court. Case involving the largest police seizure of cannabis being produced in UK factories, worth some £2–3 million.
Inner London Crown Court. Four-month trial relating to a £2 million housing fraud against a local authority.
Snaresbrook Crown Court. Acquittal of a fifteen-year old boy charged with the rape of another 15-year-old.