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Practice Summary

Described as ‘a highly experienced and persuasive advocate’, Peter Leaver concentrates on heavyweight, highly detailed contractual work for corporations and institutions. He is particularly experienced in banking, insurance and financial services cases, and related jurisdictional questions. Well-versed in the teamwork ethics of large-scale litigation, he was a director of IMRO between 1994 and 2000, and has been appointed a Deputy Chairman of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority.He is a member of the Society of Public Teachers of Law. He is a Recorder of the Crown Court and a Deputy High Court Judge, and is also registered as an advocate in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. He is also a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel and the Hong Kong Arbitration Centre Panel.  He was a member of a SIB Working Party on the responsibilities of Senior Executives, and was on the Selection Panel for the F.S.A. Ombudsman Board. Between 1997 and 1999 he took a sabbatical from the Bar and was Chief Executive of the F.A. Premier League. Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He has a working knowledge of French.

Chambers UK 2019 refer to Peter Leaver as “Very experienced. A good sole arbitrator and a really good chair”; whilst The Legal 500 2018-19 notes that Mr Leaver is “Very commercial in his approach and is fair but sympathetic with the witness.”