Peter trained at top family law firm Withers LLP, where he qualified in 2005 as a family law solicitor. He continued working there until founding Burgess Mee with Antonia in 2013. Peter is also a solicitor-advocate.
Peter is a trained Resolution mediator and has a flourishing dispute resolution practice.
Peter regularly advises on pre and post nuptial agreements, separation agreements and cohabitation agreements for high net worth individuals and new partners.
During his time at Withers, Peter was involved in many landmark cases including Charman, the largest reported payout by an English court, and Imerman v Tchenguiz, which changed the law on financial disclosure on divorce. He brings to bear his experience and discipline in every case, no matter how big or small.
Peter is recommended in the Legal 500 as being "outstanding" (2018) and “genuinely interested in securing the best possible outcome” (2017). Peter is also recommended in Chambers and Partners as "an extraordinarily sensitive, patient and accessible person who clients feel very confident in" (2018) and "a very skilled negotiator" (2018) as well as “very straight talking” (2017) and “impressive” (2017). He has been recognised as a leading family lawyer in London by SuperLawyers, Citywealth and Spears Wealth Management Service.
Peter is an active member of Resolution, a national member organisation for family lawyers. He was elected to the National Committee and is Co-Chair of the Drafting Committee, responsible for drafting precedents and sits on the Publication Board.
Peter also writes articles and speaks on family law and is a co-author of International Trust and Divorce Litigation, a leading text for lawyers on how complex international trusts have been treated by the divorce courts.