Year of Call: 1984

Inn: Middle Temple

Solicitor: 1979

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Peter’s advice and opinions are pragmatic, sensible and strike the right note. ‘Peter’s strengths are his ability to think on his feet and the fact that he is very user-friendly. His advice is provided clearly and succinctly, and he dedicates himself to the job.’ “

Chambers UK,  2021

As a result of his experience in the planning, environmental and public rights of way areas, Peter has obtained extensive experience in Judicial Review and in statutory appeals covering the same types of issues. He was successful in the leading CA case of Trim v North Dorset District Council which, inter alia, dealt with the use of challenges by declaration in private law proceedings under Part 8 CPR as an alternative to Judicial Review under CPR54. Both before and since that case he has brought and defended many applications for Judicial Review in the planning, environmental and local government field generally, most recently (2016-17) being involved in challenges to planning permissions involving the interpretation of the National Planning Policy Framework.

He has also been involved in Judicial Review challenges in Town and Village Greens and many other cases.

Peter is qualified to undertake public access work in appropriate cases, for further information, please visit our Public Access page.

Professional memberships:

  • Planning and Environmental Bar Association
  • Western Circuit
  • Formerly a practising solicitor and a partner in a commercial and licensing practice in Bristol

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA, LLM (Cantab)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Environmental Law (Bristol University)