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.

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Insights Duty of care and parental supervision

At first instance SSR succeeded against Bosworth but failed in his claim against J’s parents. The Trust appealed the finding against it and SSR…

Insights A restless period for civil liability in the public sector

With numerous important judgements passed recently, we have summarised recent cases with links provided to the full judgments and our legal updates…

Insights Government abandons plans for mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse following consultation

The Government has dropped plans to introduce new laws requiring mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse

Insights Personal injury, Negligence, Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957

Spearman v Royal United Bath Hospitals NHS Trust. Hospital liable for claimant’s fall from a roof on basis of negligence.

Insights Mitigating security vulnerabilities of local authorities

Department for Transport issues new preventative terrorism guidance for local authorities

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