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Areas of Expertise

About Peter

Peter has represented Defendants in relation to their employers’ liability issues for over 25 years. He represents public sector organisations and private companies through their insurers  on a nationwide basis. Peter also deals with regulatory matters arising from incidents at work and involving HSE investigations, prosecutions and inquests.

 

Peter deals with all types of personal injury litigation and has particular expertise in occupational cancer, asbestos-related disease (particularly mesothelioma), hand/arm vibration syndrome (vibration white finger), occupational asthma and dermatitis.

 

Peter deals with traumatic injury claims of the utmost severity and has experience of occupational disease Group Litigation Order cases. In regulatory matters, Peter advises public sector and industry clients in relation to HSE investigations, including the defence of prosecutions in the Magistrates or Crown Court. He regularly provides presentations to clients on regulatory matters.  

 

Peter is a member of the Sports Law team and has represented clients and sports professionals who have suffered injury by accident.

Legal Commendations

“It is Peter Bennett’s brilliant leadership and attention to detail which makes the magnificent team what it is. The way he gets to grips with the issues and works out the solutions, rightly gives his clients great confidence.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Peter Bennett acts for insurance companies on high-value personal injury claims. Clients describe him as ‘a very knowledgeable, hard-working and tenacious practitioner’.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Outstanding team head Peter Bennett  has a wealth of experience in the health and safety industry.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Peter Bennett heads the firm's occupational disease team and has an outstanding reputation representing clients in the defence of asbestos-related claims.”

Legal 500, 2019

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Creer v BMW UK Limited [2018, unreported]: fundamental dishonesty; first known strike out and displacement of Qualified One Way Costs Shitfing in £1M+ employers' liability claim against major car manufacturer garnering significant press attention

Creer v BMW UK Limited [2018, unreported]: fundamental dishonesty; first known strike out and displacement of Qualified One Way Costs Shitfing in £1M+ employers' liability claim against major car manufacturer garnering significant press attention

Notable Cases

Rogers v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2006] EWCA Civ 1134: recoverability of staged ATE premium in a personal injury claim; suitability of ATE product; reasonableness of premium produced and extent of risk permissible in personal injury claims