Peter is a commercial-minded award-winning business owner, lawyer and strategist. He is the Managing Partner of Paris Smith LLP chairing the Management Team and advising on and implementing strategy. As well as his management responsibilities, Peter is part of the firm’s Dispute Resolution department and is an accredited commercial mediator.

He is committed to aiding Paris Smith’s clients to achieve their desired outcomes, feel in control, minimise the need for the distress purchase of legal services and engage lawyers for positive reasons.

Outside of Paris Smith, he holds a non-executive Director role at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, chairs the Leadership Team at the Southampton Chamber of Commerce and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors at a Prep School. Peter enjoys meeting and working with fascinating and dynamic business owners and people, using his skills and links to enable them to achieve their personal and business goals.

At the South Coast Business Awards 2020, Peter was awarded the “Business Leader of the Year” accolade. Throughout the pandemic he has spoken at events and published articles nationally on the topic of leadership and developing a positive culture in the work place.