Peter took over the role of President of A.C.A.L. when Nicola Harney resigned.
He is the author and editor of this Web Site. He was formerly a Partner and Head of Department at Simpson Millar LLP (incorporating Abney Garsden, Solicitors) of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. and a former P.I. Panel member.
For several years headed a specialist department of Child Abuse Personal Injury Lawyers and was the co-ordinating solicitor for most Child Abuse compensation claims and group actions in the North of England, including a 5 home 900 Claimant action based in Manchester. He is a former Secretary and founder member of a charity called Abuse Watch. He has also assisted an international charity called Innocence in Danger
He has written and lectured on the subject of child abuse litigation and has extensive media experience on radio, television, and in the National newspapers.
Peter and his firm have won several local and national awards such as Personal Injury Team of the Year (Eclipse Personal Injury Awards 2011), Small Firm of the Year (Manchester Legal Awards, 2011 and 2013, Most Innovative Use of Legal Software (2010). Peter was made Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the Manchester Legal Awards of 2013, Solicitor of the Year at the QualitySolicitors Annual Awards in 2014, and Law Society Solicitor of the Year (Private Practise) in 2016.