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Peter joined the London office of Reed Smith in January 2008 and is the head of the London office team within the firmwide Insurance Recovery Group (“IRG”). The firmwide IRG is a globally recognized team of coverage attorneys operating internationally who are committed to providing support only to insured policyholders. Peter’s experience covers a diverse range of insurance policy types and reflects his particular experience in global, and multi-jurisdictional coverage issues arising in the Financial Services sector in general and disputes under Bankers Bond/Financial Institutions Combined Liability and Crime policies in particular. Peter has a broad experience of international insurance, reinsurance and Bermuda form arbitrations in London.


  • Cardiff University

  • Member of BILA (British Insurance Law Association)

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Named Lawyer of the Year – 2022 Best Lawyers UK
  • Ranked in Chambers Global for UK Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, 2017-2024
  • Listed as a 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 UK for Insurance Litigation: for Policyholders, 2020-2024
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Insurance Law, 2009-2024. Peter was also named Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law, 2022
  • Ranked in Chambers UK for UK-wide Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, 2020-2024
  • London Super Lawyers 2014
  • Legal Experts