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Practice Summary

Edwin Peel is a Professor in the Oxford University Law Faculty with a particular expertise in contract law and private international law.  His practice covers a broad range of commercial work, mainly in arbitration either sitting as an arbitrator or assisting as counsel.

Edwin also regularly advises on or appears in some of the leading cases in litigation. Recent matters in the Supreme Court include: 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); 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); 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).

Edwin is the author of Treitel on the Law of Contract and Halsbury’s Laws of England, vol. 22 (Contract), and the editor of a number of other books.

He regularly appears in foreign proceedings as an expert witness on English law.