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Peter Oldham QC is a well-known practitioner in the fields of public, local government, education, procurement, and employment law. He has a particular speciality in education law in which, for many years, he has regularly appeared in leading cases. Recent cases of interest include Rota Rooson v Salford CC [2015] EWCA Civ 6, the first Court of Appeal decision to consider consultation in the light of Moseley; Davies v Haringey LBC [2015] ELR 18, where the High Court considered local authorities’ powers of discipline over school staff; Rota BAPIO v RCGP [2014] EqLR 409, an equalities challenge to GPs’ qualification exams; and Rota Nestwood Ltd v Lines CC [2014} BLGR 354, a challenge to an authority’s refusal to follow an Ombudsman’s recommendation. In July this year the Court of Appeal will hear Winstanley v Leeds University in which Peter, acting for the claimant, argues that the so called ‘academic immunity’ doctrine should be ended.


Called 1990; Gray’s Inn; Silk 2010.


French, German.


Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1st; Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Peter Oldham KC11KBW ‘Incredibly client focused, understanding the challenges that face local authorities whilst at the same time providing very sound legal advice at pace.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Peter Oldham KC11KBW ‘Peter is calm, approachable and thorough and gives pragmatic, practical advice.’  

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Peter Oldham KC11KBW ‘Peter is calm, approachable, and thorough. He gives pragmatic and practical advice.’

London Bar > Education

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Peter Oldham KC11KBW