Peter is a highly experienced catastrophic injury solicitor with a proven track-record of winning high-profile cases in the House of Lords and UK courts. He leads Thompsons’ serious and catastrophic injury team in the North West.

Peter joined the firm in November 2020 with over 20 years’ experience of assisting clients and their families in the most serious injury cases arising from accidents in the workplace, on the roads or in public spaces. He uses that experience to lead and mentor his team, enabling them to hone their skills, turning educational theory into practical, innovative litigation for the benefit of the injured. 

Peter’s multi-million-pound damages actions have included claims for both adults and children with spinal cord injuries, including complete, incomplete, Brown Sequard, cauda equina, paraplegic and tetraplegic injuries. He has also acted for individuals across the spectrum of traumatic brain injury, again for both adults and children, many of which have been contested on liability throughout. Other areas of specialism include amputation cases, particularly lower limb both below and above knee, and extensive experience of poly trauma, often overlying other injuries.

Peter is known for his meticulous attention to detail and close working with his clients and all appropriate experts to strengthen every aspect of a claim and obtain the maximum recovery possible under all heads of loss.

Acting only for the claimant is hugely important to Peter, as is having the time to pay attention to detail both of which working for Thompsons enables him to do.

Outside of work, Peter enjoys spending time with family, motorcycling, having raced for 13 years, running and cycling.


Peter’s case experience

  • Acting for the claimant in the case of Gawler v Raettig which was a defendant-led test case challenge to the case of Froom v Butcher, in which he utilised the leap-frog procedure.
  • Acting for the Claimant in Davis v Bradshaw which saw the Court of Appeal examine the precise requirements for an award of provisional damages.
  • Obtaining the then-highest recorded CICA award for a child extremely seriously injured by her father and left unable to talk, with severe spasticity and a reduced life expectancy.