Before joining MWB as a result of the merger in Autumn 2023, Peter founded Pure Employment Law Solicitors with Nicola in 2010 after nearly 15 years as the Head of Employment of a major regional law firm.
Prior to entering the legal profession Peter worked in retail management and also worked as an overland expedition driver leading expeditions in Africa and Asia.
Peter is well known in the business and HR community of West Sussex and Hampshire and has developed an enviable reputation for providing pragmatic advice and solutions to clients’ problems. He has expertise in all aspects of employment law, including dealing with disciplinary and performance issues, discrimination, dismissal, breach of contract, pay and benefits and business restructures. He is also a highly experienced Employment Tribunal advocate and has handled several multi-day discrimination claims on behalf of clients.
Peter holds a Masters degree in Law and Employment Relations from the University of Leicester. He has consistently been ranked as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ in ‘Chambers UK, A Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession’. In Chambers 2019, the feedback about Peter included:
“I have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable, polite and pragmatic. Nothing is too much trouble, and every query is answered professionally no matter how trivial it may be. I have great trust and respect for him.”
In Chambers 2020, Peter was praised for his “all-round knowledge in law and exceptional commercial acumen” and was described as a “stalwart of employment law in the South.”
Chambers 2021 said:
“He’s a great lawyer; he is very easy to speak to and very practical and clear with his advice.”
Peter is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and is a trustee of Stonepillow, a local charity helping homeless people.