A Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Environmentalist who transferred to the Bar in 2013 after more than 25 years’ in practice in planning and development. His experience enables Peter to identify and appreciate the commercial implications of any instruction and to take a considered view about possible outcomes. He has a keen, informed, analytical approach combined with a practical understanding of the issues at hand.
He has extensive experience in dealing with large, complex and controversial planning proposals at application and appeal stages and in subsequent court proceedings, acting as advisor to both public and private sector clients on strategy, tactics and procedure. A much-valued team player, Peter is comfortable working alongside fellow professionals as part of the project team.
As well as planning (and planning enforcement) in England and Wales, Peter is familiar in dealing with the consenting arrangements for nationally significant infrastructure projects (‘NSIPs’) in the Planning Act 2008 as well as other consent regimes (e.g. Transport and Works Act, Electricity Act, hybrid bills) and associated procedures concerning listed buildings and other heritage assets, Environmental Impact Assessment, statutory and private nuisance, Compulsory Purchase, Advertisement Control and Assets of Community Value.
Since coming to the Bar, he has obtained experience across a broader range of property and commercial litigation including contract disputes, banking, insolvency, employment and professional negligence.