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Steele Raymond LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Bournemouth


Peter is the firm’s Managing Partner and head of the dispute resolution team.

Peter acts in a wide range of commercial disputes and has particular expertise in construction disputes and contentious employment issues.

He is recognised by the Legal 500 as having “amazing knowledge” in his field of expertise. Peter has a particular interest in commercial mediation having been accredited as a mediator by CEDR since 2000.


Qualified 1981; partner Southampton practice 1984-93; assistant solicitor Steele Raymond 1993; partner 1994.


Archbishop Tenison’s Grammar School; Southampton University (1977 LLB Hons).


Showing and breeding dogs.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

(Leading individuals)

Peter RolphSteele Raymond LLP

Steele Raymond LLP attracts praise for its ability to ‘come up with practical, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to clients’ disputes‘. It is a popular choice for companies in Dorset and is particularly active in property and construction litigation, shareholder and director disputes, and professional negligence claims. With a niche in professional negligence work, experienced commercial litigator and mediator Peter Rolph leads the team, which includes senior associates Hannah Dare and Amelia Williams, who recently joined from Lester Aldridge LLP and are particularly strong for property litigation.

South West > Employment > Employment: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Bournemouth-based law firm Steele Raymond LLP is particularly strong in contentious work involving commercial clients. Practice head Peter Rolph often represents both claimants and respondents in  complex and high-value discrimination cases at the Employment Tribunal. On the non-contentious side, the team’s work includes corporate restructurings, senior executive exit packages and the enforcement of post-termination restrictions. A niche specialism of the department relates to long-term sick leave for employees receiving the benefit of an income protection policy. Amy Cousineau Massey joined Woodstock Property Law in 2019.