Edward Peters is a property litigation specialist, and is to be appointed as King’s Counsel following the 2022 KC Competition.
He is experienced in all aspects of real property law and landlord and tenant law - commercial, residential and agricultural – and other related areas, including partnership disputes.
As well as those areas of the law, he is therefore also very experienced in (amongst other things):
- disputes concerning contractual and statutory interpretation
- disputes involving valuation, building surveying, land surveying, property management, and other related professional disciplines.
His specific areas of experience include (but are not limited to):
adverse possession; agricultural tenancies; alterations; arbitrations; arbitration claims; assignment and alienation; assured tenancies; boundaries and boundary disputes; break clauses; business tenancies & the 1954 Act; charges; charging orders; co-habitation; co-ownership; commonhold; consent to assign; contract law; contracts generally; contractual interpretation; contractual damages; conveyancing; damages; development agreements; dilapidations; disclaimer; disrepair; easements; enfranchisement; estoppel; farm business tenancies; farm contracting agreements; farm subsidies; fixtures; forfeiture; freehold covenants; guarantees; highways; improvements; injunctions; insolvency; interpretation of contracts; landlord and tenant generally; land registration; licences; limitation; merger; mines and minerals; mortgages; misrepresentation; notices to quit; nuisance; party walls; partnerships; perpetuities; possession claims; priorities; professional negligence; proprietary estoppel; option agreements; overage agreements; real property generally; receivers; rectification; registration; reinstatement; rentcharges; Rent Act tenancies; rent; rent arrears; rent review; residential tenancies of all kinds; profits; restrictive covenants; right to buy; right to manage; rights to light; rights of way; secure tenancies; service charges; settled land; specific performance; statutory interpretation; surrender; tortious damages; trespass; trusts; user covenants; valuation disputes; vendor and purchaser; water rights.
He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2014, and has a Diploma in Domestic Arbitration.
He is a Panel Member of the Dispute Resolution Panel of the Agricultural Law Association, both as an arbitrator and as an expert.
He has acted as an arbitrator, legal assessor, and legal expert.
As a barrister, he has been involved in a significant number of High Court arbitration claims under s. 68, 69 and 24 of the Arbitration Act 1996, both defending and challenging arbitration awards. Those include:
Rees v Earl of Plymouth (Windsor-Clive)  EWHC 2986 (Ch),  1 P&CR 12, Marshall v Scaman  EWHC 291 (Ch), Patley Wood Farm LLP v Brake  EWHC 483 (Ch), Fulham Broadway Trustees No.1 Ltd v Telefonica UK Ltd  EWHC 1048 (Ch), Brake v Patley Wood  EWHC 1439 (Ch), Patley Wood Farm LLP v Brake  EWHC 4499 (Ch), and Compton Beauchamp Estates Limited v Spence  EWHC 1101 (Ch),  2 P&CR 15,  20 E.G. 107.
He is one of the five editors of ‘Woodfall’s Law of Landlord and Tenant’ (the leading work on the subject, and the oldest legal textbook in continuous publication, since 1802).
He is an editor of ‘Muir Watt & Moss on Agricultural Holdings’ (Sweet & Maxwell), and ‘Fisher & Lightwood’s Law of Mortgage’ (Butterworths); and a co-author of ‘Charging Orders on Land’ (Wildy’s), and ‘Commonhold’ (OUP).
He is the barrister member of the RICS Agricultural Tenancies Monitoring Group, and contributes to the drafting of the RICS suite of farm business tenancy agreements.
The son of a chartered surveyor, he warmly welcomes direct professional instructions from surveyors, valuers, and members of other authorised professions.
Some published comments:
Chambers UK Guide:
'Outstanding – he is one of my first ports of call.'
'He has a phenomenal intellect and is fantastic for analysing incredibly complex legal or factual cases.’
‘He is very clever, analytically strong and sound in his judgement.’
‘Is praised by peers for his intelligent approach to cases.’
'His grasp of property law is second to none’
'Intellectually on a par with anyone at the Property Bar.'
'Recognised for his skill and expertise in handling all manner of property disputes.'
‘He is technically brilliant’
'Such a good lawyer.'
‘The measure and quality of his advice is outstanding.’
'He has an excellent grasp of the law: in particular he listens … and is commercial in his interpretation of the law.'
‘His attention to detail and knowledge of the law is excellent, but at the same time his eye is always on the commercial objective.’
‘He is extremely bright, knows his field in considerable depth and is very pragmatic.’
'Very detailed, clear and absolutely meticulous ….’
'He is very clever … and pays great attention to detail.’
'Unbelievably thorough and conscientious.'
‘He’s incredibly thorough, very bright and highly approachable.’
‘He is very approachable.’
‘Very easy to deal with’.
‘He is a real pleasure to work with.'
‘He calmly and effectively gets to the nub of a dispute’
‘Exceptionally bright, responsive and very easy to deal with.’
‘Very bright, dedicated and hard working and very good with the clients.’
‘Has a fine grasp of detail’
‘Ed is one of the cleverest barristers that I have instructed.'
Who’s Who Legal:
‘Offers clients a high-quality service and always delivers in property litigation matters’.
For further published comment on Edward Peters as an advocate, including his advocacy and cross examination skills, and further information about his reported cases and professional experience, please see his main Falcon Chambers profile page.
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