Areas of Expertise
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.
"Peter Bennett heads the firm’s occupational disease team and has an outstanding reputation representing clients in the defence of asbestos-related claims."
"In demand across the UK, outstanding team head Peter Bennett has a wealth of experience in the health and safety and regulatory industry. As well as his outstanding reputation among local authority clients, including Caerphilly County Borough Council and Powys County Council, the enormously hardworking Bennett also handles work in the private sector."
Legal 500, 2019
Rogers v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council  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