Peter joined Nockolds in 2004 as a Partner within the Family Team. Before joining the firm Peter graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Psychology and completed his Law Society Finals at the College of Law in Guildford. Peter later gained over 17 years’ experience in legal practice before joining the firm.
Peter is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator and specialises in high net worth family cases and has expertise in divorce, finances (involving married couples and cohabiting couples), children and contact Issues, inheritance act disputes and international issues relating to children and finances.
Alongside this role, Peter also heads up the Motoring Team. He is ideally placed to head this team having had extensive experience as a magistrates clerk for a number of years. This knowledge combined with a number of years practising as a criminal defence advocate has provided him with an in-depth understanding of how the court process works and the likely actions and decision making processes used by magistrates. This knowledge and understanding allows Peter to focus on the best arguments to sway magistrates in his client’s favour. Peter also has experience in advising as to Crown Court appeals.
Peter was quoted in the Legal 500 (2017 edition) as ‘a solution-oriented mediator’, who has ‘a practical, lateral-thinking approach’ and handles high net-worth divorces, child-related issues and inheritance-related disputes. Peter was also quoted in the Legal 500 (2015 edition) as being ‘very efficient‘. Peter has been recognised as a leader in the field for family law in London. Peter has also been recognised as a ‘Leader in the Field’ in the UK 2012 edition of Chambers UK for both family and criminal law, being credited by the publication and praised by his clients for having ‘clear communication skills‘ and ‘an ability to explain the law‘.
Peter was instrumental in setting up the Hertfordshire Family Law Collaborative Team as well as the Hertfordshire Resolution Group. He chairs both groups and reports back to Resolution at national level on a regular basis. Peter is a member of the Law Society’s Family Panel and an advanced member of Resolution’s panel (cohabitation and complex financial and property matters).