Peter Armstrong > Harbottle & Lewis LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Harbottle & Lewis LLP
7 Savoy Court

Work Department

Film & Television Group


Peter is a Partner in the firm’s Film & Television Group, specialising in production and financing of major Hollywood films. Recent productions include 1917 and Distant for Amblin Partners, Mamma Mia 2Jurassic World 3 and Dolittle for Universal Studios and Yesterday and Cats for Working Title Films. In addition, he acts for a number of independent film and television producers both in the UK and US and he is the legal adviser to the British Film Commission and Film London.


Peter holds non-executive director posts at both the London Film School and the Sheffield International Documentary Festival.


British Academy of Film and Television Arts


  • St Andrew’s College
  • Grahamstown, South Africa; University of Cape Town (1970 BA)
  • University College London (1973 LLM)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > TMT

The TMT offering at Harbottle & Lewis LLP was strengthened with the March 2022 arrival of Emma Wright from Deloitte Legal. Under Wright, the firm has established a new technology, data and digital group, which will coordinate the firm’s efforts in areas including AI and technology regulation. The team is also especially noted for its work in media and entertainment, where Abigail Payne and Peter Armstrong are key contacts in the film and TV group, headed up by Jonathan Berger. Other areas of experience include IP, advertising, and defamation mandates.