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Practice Summary

Edwin Peel undertakes a broad range of commercial work in both litigation and international arbitration, with an emphasis on contractual disputes and private international law.

Edwin also sits as an arbitrator and regularly appears as an expert witness on English law in foreign proceedings.

Edwin is a Professor in the Oxford University Law Faculty with a particular expertise in contract law. He is the author of Treitel on the Law of Contract and Halsbury’s Laws of England, vol. 22 (Contract).

Recent matters include: Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] UKSC 20, with Craig Orr QC (“negotiating” damages for breach of restrictive covenants in a contract for the sale of a business); Tiuta International Ltd v De Villiers Surveyors Ltd [2017] UKSC 77, with Joanna Smith QC (causation and the recovery of loss in the context of valuer negligence); Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon [2017] EWHC 300 (Comm), with Neil Kitchener QC (a claim for “negotiating” damages for breach of contract, breach of confidence and conspiracy); Cavendish Square Holdings BV v Makdessi [2015] UKSC 67, with Joanna Smith QC (the rule against penalties in the context of breach of restrictive covenants on the sale of a business).