Portrait of Robert Peel QC

Robert Peel QC

Year of Call 1990 Silk 2010

Professional Practice

Robert specialises in matrimonial finance, international forum disputes, trust and company issues, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, Inheritance Act claims, professional negligence and cross border financial claims.

Robert undertakes advocacy, advisory, negotiating and drafting work.

Robert accepts instructions on a Public Access basis.

Robert accepts instructions as a Private FDR judge.

Robert sits as a Recorder, authorised to try civil and family law cases. He is a past committee member of both the Bar Council and the Family Law Bar Association. He is a QC chairman of the disciplinary Bar Tribunal and Adjudications Service. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

  • Recommendations

    His written work, advocacy, technical knowledge and bedside manner are all superb. He is simply excellent
    The Legal 500
    Deals with complex financial disputes concerning substantial assets and property holdings. Expertise: "A hugely inspirational advocate who's abreast of all the changes in the law." "He's just excellent in every way. Extremely bright and user-friendly, he's measured and sensible in his approach."
    Chambers & Partners 2015
    ‘He is thoughtful, considered and reasonable.’
    Legal 500 2015
  • Notable Cases

    • BD v FD (No2)
      [2016] EWHC 594
    • NR v AB
      [2016] EWHC 277
    • WS v WS
      [2015] EWHC 3941
    • D v D [2015] EWHC 1393
      [2015] EWHC 1393
    • AE v BE
      [2014] EWHC 4868
    • Kim v Morris
      [2013] 2 FLR 1197
    • Yates v Yates
      [2013] 2 FLR 1070
    • A v A (Reporting Restriction)
      [2013] 2 FLR 947
    • Y v Y (Financial Orders: Inherited Wealth)
      [2013] 2 FLR 924
    • Whaley v Whaley
      [2012] 1 FLR 735
    • V v V (Divorce: Jurisdiction)
      [2011] 2 FLR 778
    • A v A
      [2006] 2 FLR 115
    • D v D (Financial Provision: Periodical Payments)
      [2004] 1 FLR 988
    • Phippen v Palmers
      [2002] 2 FLR 415
    • Couvaras v Wolf
      [2002] 2 FLR 107
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Robert regularly lectures on matrimonial finance to solicitors and has had numerous articles published in trade magazines. He has recently lectured the annual Cumberland Lodge gathering of the Family Law Bar Association.
    • Robert is a lecturer to the Judicial College

  • Personal Information

    Bar School BVC. Joe Jackson Award Holder. Harmsworth Scholar (Middle Temple). City University (Diploma in Law). BA (Oxon). Brasenose College, Oxford: Open Scholar.


  • QC,
  • Recorder (civil and family law),
  • Deputy High Court Judge ,
  • QC Chair of disciplinary tribunal for Bar Tribunal and Adjudications Service,
  • Past committee member of FLBA and Bar Council,


  • FLBA
  • Middle Temple