Peter Guest > 187 Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

187 Chambers
4th Floor, Queen Elizabeth Building


Peter Guest is consistently ranked by ‘Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession’ as a leading figure at the London Bar in defending criminal fraud charges. With more than 30 years’ experience and a proven track record of success, he defends in all types of crime, generally leading a junior barrister. He has wide experience of defending clients charged, with all aspects of crime, including fraud, money laundering, drugs, sexual offences and murder, both in the Crown Court and on appeal. He is also considered an expert in confiscation and cash forfeiture under the Proceeds of Crime Act and undertakes regulatory work. Examples of his recent cases as a leader include Operation Fajita (duty diversion fraud); Operation Stockade (duty diversion fraud); Operation Methuselah (duty diversion fraud appeal); Operation Mamba (money laundering); R v K (money laundering); R v D (duty diversion fraud); R v R (corrupt police officer); R v F (VAT fraud by accountant); R v J (contract murder); R v C (MTTC money laundering); R v D (duty evasion and money laundering); R v S-T (duty evasion and money laundering); R v B (confidence fraud); R v B (VAT fraud and money laundering); R v M (MTIC diversion fraud); R v G (people trafficking); R v B (multi-kilo heroin trafficking) and R v S (multi-kilo heroin trafficking). Recently, Peter Guest represented a mortage broker, facing Financial Conduct Authority proceedings in the Upper Tribunal, and rugby union county manager, facing doping allegations before a RFU disciplinary tribunal. The broker was cleared of dishonesty and the manager was cleared of trafficking.


Qualified 1975; Inner Temple; Tooks Chambers; 187 Fleet Street; Recorder 1999.




Criminal Bar Association.


Kingston Grammar School; Dunelm (BA Hons Law).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Peter Guest187 Fleet Street Chambers  ‘Peter is highly attuned to the needs of his lay clients, is robust in his defence and is careful in strategic planning.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Peter Guest – 187 Fleet Street Chambers ‘Exceptional advocate with a huge amount of courtroom presence – respected by judges and peers alike. Brilliant legal mind and tactically astute.’