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Head of Department Manchester Business Crime, Regulation & Driving Offences
Peter is a partner and heads the firm's Business Crime and Road Traffic teams; he has almost unrivalled experience as a defence lawyer having been with the firm since its formative years. He has been recognised for several years as 'a leading individual' in the Chambers' Guide to the Legal Profession'. He has been recognised as having 'considerable expertise in serious crime and commercial fraud'. He is one of a handful of criminal lawyers in the North West region identified by Chambers' as being of the highest rank. Peter is described in Chambers and Partners 2016 as "'extremely competent and efficient.' He has a robust criminal defence practice that encompasses commercial fraud, money laundering and regulatory misconduct."
Peter has been described in the Legal 500 2014 as 'first-rate', 'pragmatic' and 'great at solving legal issues'. The independent review recommends Peter and his team for expertise in fraud, business and financial crime. Following this in 2015, Peter has been ranked in the 'Recommended Lawyer' listing and described as 'outstanding'.
In addition to unparalleled experience as an advocate, Peter has expertise in all aspects of financial, or business crime; he has finely-honed forensic skills and is a robust defender of his clients, whether large or small. He heads an experienced and talented specialist team from the firm's state-of-the-art premises at Spinningfields.