Peter trained at Weightmans and qualified in 2003. He became a partner in 2011 and leads the firm's local government litigation service.
He acts for local authorities across the country as well as fire and rescue authorities, education establishments and housing providers. Peter has particular expertise in defending professional negligence and human rights claims against social services and education authorities. He also specialises in abuse claims to include historical matters, multi-claimant cases and group actions.
Peter has a special interest in defamation and human rights law. He also represents local authorities at inquests, particularly Article 2 inquiries and inquests that involve safeguarding issues, social care and Children's Services departments.
Peter also lectures and presents on related topics.
In this update we consider the issues of false imprisonment, Article 5 (right to liberty) and damages.
Two recent judicial review cases provide some useful commentary on the nature and scope of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the…
Peter Wake, uses a recent Weightmans case to explain what happens next when an employee raises the same claim in a different forum.
Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd & Ors  UKSC 27
The claimant was precluded from bringing a personal injury claim in the county court following settlement of his Employment Tribunal claim.
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Peter Wake is an "excellent communicator and an effective negotiator who gives clear and comprehensive advice". Wake has considerable experience of defending abuse claims against schools, local authorities and other organisations. Legal 500 2019