Areas of specialisation:
Employment - all aspects before both Employment Tribunals and the
High Court, including claims relating to discretionary bonus awards for City traders; discrimination claims;
whistleblowing; constructive/unfair/wrongful dismissal; compromise agreements;
injunctions; restrictive covenants; contracts of employment and directors' service agreements.
Defamation; privacy and press complaints - Cases include:
Julia Carling v Daily Mail; Nigel Havers v News of the World; Amanda Holden and Les Dennis v Daily Star; Amanda Holden v Daily Mirror.
below for links to press reports of privacy and press complaints
Education - acted for the Council for Legal Education, the Inns
of Court School of Law and the Common Professional Examination Board
in numerous cases brought by Bar vocational students.
Landlord and Tenant - especially for groups of lessees owning their own
freeholds; service charge disputes; leasehold enfranchisement.
Public Enquiries - acted for Prosecution Counsel in Sir John May's Inquiry
into the circumstances surrounding the convictions arising from the bomb attacks
in Guildford and Woolwich in 1974 (the Maguire Seven and Guildford Four
miscarriages of justice).
of admission: 1978
Joined Stitt & Co upon qualification, following education at Downside
and Kingston Polytechnic: BA (Hons) Law. Known for his Bar-related work, Peter also plays a leading role in the on-going debate over the laws on
privacy and breach of confidence. Working knowledge of French.
Memberships: The Law Society (former member of the working party on
Entry to the Profession); Rye Golf Club.
Web Site Favourites and other interests: MediaGuardian.co.uk; Tabloid press for
monitoring treatment of celebrity clients; golf, skiing and
Secretary: Melanie Moylan
Click on the links below to read a selection of press reports on privacy, press complaints and other cases handled by Peter Crawford.
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