Mr Peter Causton > Chambers of Lawrence Power > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Lawrence Power
Whitestone Chambers
1 Essex Street
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Peter is believed to be the first person in England & Wales to simultaneously hold both a solicitor’s and barrister’s practising certificate.


Peter’s practice includes:

  • Commercial,
  • Mediation,
  • Negligence claims,
  • Property,
  • Personal injury.

Peter works as a Deputy District Judge, and has experience of deciding claims and dealing with a wide variety of disputes. He is Treasurer and founder of the United Kingdom Association of Part Time Judges. Peter is also a Solicitor, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Jackson ADR Handbook distributed to all Civil Courts.


Peter’s commercial practice includes:

  • Commercial litigation,
  • Contractual disputes.


Peter is a highly experienced advocate with experience in commercial litigation, insolvency and property litigation as well as personal injury. As a mediator, he runs the Manchester Mediation Pilot and is on the Court of Appeal Mediation Panel. He runs a mediation ADR body, which has a panel of mediators offering mediation in civil and commercial litigation disputes at all levels.

He trained at the Bar and worked in the field of professional indemnity, as a solicitor, for 20 years.

Peter was highly commended in the Mediator of the year civil/ commercial category at the 2018 Mediation Awards and has been shortlisted as Mediation Achiever of the Year in the Personal Injury Awards two years in a row.

Other Experience

Peter is a Council Member of the Law Society representing litigation solicitors throughout the Country and sits as a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit. He was a board member of the Civil Mediation Council Limited and retains close ties with it. Peter is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.


Co-Author of A Practical Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution in Personal Injury Claims: Getting the most out of ADR Post Jackson – published by PI Brief Update Law Journal.

Published articles in New Law Journal and Mediation Journal.

A practical guide to Relief from sanctions post Mitchell and Denton Law Brief Publishing.

Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes

Diplock and Jules Thorn Scholarship, 1995.





Call to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1995.

Solicitor Advocate, Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, 1997.


M.A. English Literature, University of Cambridge.

Common Professional Examination – Commendation, 1994.