Peter was called in 1972. In the early years, he undertook a wide variety work in different areas – Crime, Family, Employment and Personal Injury. He is now a specialist in Criminal and Regulatory work but uses his knowledge gained in those other areas to supplement his specialities. A long period of appearing in motoring cases has given him a deep understanding of this niche area.
For over 25 years, Peter has practiced in serious criminal cases. These have spanned a wide range of issues, but more recently he has been briefed in heavy fraud, complex serious crime and the gravest sexual cases. He is widely acknowledged as one of the top cross-examiners around. Please see his Regulatory CV for his extensive work in representing police officers and other professionals in tribunal hearings.
Peter has not chosen to specify any particular recent cases. He has moved from one serious case to the next in the last 20 years. He has been involved in cases of murder, complex fraud such as huge carousel fraud and sexual cases involving multiple defendants and complainants and very disturbing allegations. He acts for both prosecution and defence and has appeared in all parts for the country and most recently at Blackfriars Crown Court defending in a case involving very large heroin importation through Heathrow Airport.
R v AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Parr
Successful acquittal of ex-policemen in ICO prosecution. The prosecution offered no evidence against a former detective facing data protection charges under the Data Protection Act 1998. The decision followed a ruling by the judge at Warwick Crown Court on the construction of Section 55 of the Act. Peter had previously secured the vacation of the defendant's guilty plea following erroneous advice from his previous solicitors.
R v Chohal (2006)
Multi-million pound carousel fraud involving chains of dishonesty activating across two continents.
R v Cadman and others (2001 - 2008)
The extraction of 9.7 million from UK government using bogus Educational Grant Applications and ending in complex legal submissions to the Court of Appeal
R v Taylor (2003)
Diversion Fraud involving the evasion of duty on imported cigarettes with consideration of EEC Law and trans-continental legislation.
R v Shabbir (2005 - 2012)
Prosecution of UK based organisation supplying false passports and work permits to applicants from the Indian subcontinent seeking residence in the UK
Criminal Bar Association