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Peter McRoberts

Work 020 7465 4300
Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department



Peter is the 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.

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Payne Hicks Beach 'punches above its weight' and specialises in disciplinary and regulatory issues, discrimination claims, pay issues, contractual work and financial settlement matters. Department head Peter McRoberts handles reputational and health-related issues; clients praise him as 'a strong advocate for his clients' interests and fights for their cause with empathy and understanding'. Recent highlights include acting in age discrimination disputes, handling unfair dismissal mandates and representing individuals in whistleblowing and sex discrimination claims. Associate Chris Weaver is also a name to note.

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