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Peter Knox QC

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3 Hare Court (Chambers of Simon Davenport QC and Jeffrey Golden)


Peter Knox QC is an extremely experienced advocate in commercial law, with substantial experience of litigating and advising in property disputes, and of professional negligence claims. In particular, he specialises in banking disputes concerning guarantees and mortgages; in disputes concerning agents (especially the commercial agency regulations); and in claims concerning the mis-selling of endowment policies and pensions. He has wide experience of obtaining freezing orders on an urgent basis in contractual disputes. He has also conducted a substantial piece of group litigation concerning mis-selling of investments and solicitors’ negligence. He undertakes public law work, in particular cases involving contractual claims against public bodies; and in real property work, in particular cases concerning easements or adverse possession. He also specialises in a broad range of appellate work in the Privy Council, including constitutional cases, contract and public law cases, and criminal cases. He frequently appears in the Privy Council/Supreme Court with Appellate Advocacy being a particular specialism. Recent reported cases include: Gayadeen v the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2014] UKPC 16 (from the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago); Beacon Insurance Company Ltd v Maharaj Bookstore Ltd [2014] UKPC 21 (from the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago); Alleyne & Ors v the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2015] UKPC 3 (from the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago); AG (Antigua) v HMB (2014) UKPC 5 , Daniel v State (Trinidad & Tobago) 2014 UKPC 3, Lawrence v The Queen (Jamaica) (2014) IKPC 2, Aster Healthcare v Shafi (2014) EWHC 77, Smith-Evans v Smailes (2013) EWHC 3199, Lupofresh v Sapporo (2013) EWCA Civ 948, Intertrade v Clive Christian Perfume (2013) EWHC 106 (QB), Goldstone v Becque (2012) EWHC 3549, Newman v Framewood (2012) EWCA 1727, Ramoutar v Commisioner of Prisons (2012) UKPC 29.


Called 1983; Middle Temple; QC 2006.


French, Italian.


COMBAR; LCLCBA; British Italian Law Association.


Westminster School, London; Wadham College, Oxford (Hons Classics first).

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Peter Knox QC - 3 Hare CourtPossibly the best advocate I have ever had the pleasure to see on his feet.

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