Dr Peter Marquand > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
SW19 4DR

Work Department

Clinical law.



Peter has been a partner at Capsticks since 2000.  He heads the clinical law division, which encompasses defendant litigation for the NHS and insurers as well as public law and advisory work for all Capsticks’ clients.  Peter was appointed as a Deputy Chairman of the Information Tribunal from 2005 to 2009 and as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016 sitting in the Administrative Court and Queen’s Bench Division.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Peter qualified as a doctor and practised in many aspects of hospital based medicine up to registrar level.


Peter’s particular areas of expertise are defendant clinical negligence, information law and consent to treatment.


Worked as an NHS doctor before taking up law. Trained Capsticks; qualified 1996; made partner 2000; deputy chairman of the Information Tribunal 2005-2009; appointed Deputy High Court Judge 2016.


King’s College, London (1984); Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School (1987); Royal College of Physicians (1990 MRCP); London Guildhall University (1994 Dip LP).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant

Capsticks LLP‘s defendant clinical negligence lawyers are ‘characterised by their intelligence, ability to carry out a penetrating legal analysis and a determination to leave no stone unturned‘, according to one client. As well as handling complex and sensitive work on behalf of numerous NHS acute, community, mental health and ambulance trusts, the firm has also developed a significant medical malpractice offering, which represents underwriters in claims brought against private surgeons, clinics and hospitals. Other areas of focus include inquests, and providing advice to healthcare teams in the elite sports sector. Peter Marquand acts as the national department head, while Catherine Bennett, who specialises in brain, spinal and other catastrophic injuries, has overall responsibility for the operational delivery of NHS Resolution’s work. Group litigation expert Philip Hatherall is also recommended.