Peter McRoberts > Payne Hicks Beach LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Payne Hicks Beach LLP

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Peter is the co-head of the Employment department.  He has many years of experience in advising senior individuals, companies, partnerships, charities and professional bodies on all aspects of employment law.  He is well known for advising on sensitive and complex employment-issues.


Senior individuals for whom he acts are drawn predominantly from banking, finance, insurance, the legal and medical professions and the creative world of advertising, marketing, the wider media and fashion.


His work addresses the reputational and regulatory aspects of the employment relationship.  He advises regularly on disciplinary, discrimination and health issues from the perspective of both employers and employees.


His client base is built upon client and contact referral and stems predominantly from the banking and financial sector.  His specialisms are on reputational and health issues.  Much of the reputational work involves the FCA and other professional regulators. He also advises employers on all matters relating to the employment relationship and its formation or termination.  He acts for a range of employers including “celebrity” employers and a number of professional bodies and charities on employment-related disputes. He has high level links to health professionals, particularly in psychiatry.


Qualified 1982, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2001, partner 2001


Peter is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


Educated at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, MA Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Senior executives

(Leading individuals)

Peter McRobertsPayne Hicks Beach LLP

With a client base predominantly comprising senior executives in the financial sector, Payne Hicks Beach LLP‘s ‘exceptional’ team is known for handling Employment Tribunal proceedings. Co-heads Peter McRoberts and James Townsend specialise in reputation management and cross-jurisdictional contractual employment disputes, respectively. Chris Weaver has a broad practice covering both advisory work and litigation. Domonique McRae is another key team member.