Portrait of Peter Mitchell QC

Peter Mitchell QC

Year of Call 1996 Silk 2020

Professional Practice

Recommended as a leading junior Family barrister in Chambers UK, Peter’s practice includes: matrimonial finance with an emphasis on complex financial cases involving substantial assets, trust structures, tax and valuation issues and/or requiring injunctive relief and/or third party disclosure; international jurisdictional disputes; and drafting pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. Peter prides himself on being available and accessible to those who instruct him. He considers it essential that his clients are given the information and time to understand the advice he is giving and that he is available throughout proceedings to assist, if called upon to do so. The 2012 edition of Chambers credited Peter’s “impressive preparation and ability to grasp facts expertly and quickly”, saying he is “extremely sensitive with clients when necessary and a formidable opponent.” The 2013 edition of the same directory described Peter as a “wonderful advocate”.

  • Recommendations

    "A persuasive advocate who keeps cases in proportion." "He cares passionately about both the law and the individuals caught up in the process." "A charming practitioner with a serious intellect who is adored by clients."
    Chambers and Partner 2022
    "A silk at the top of his game. He always prepares meticulously and brings the perfect combination of wit, charm and pure intellect to the table."
    Legal 500 2022
    "Working with Peter is an absolute joy, and a weight off any instructing solicitor's mind. He has a heart of gold, is always willing to help guide the case, and has an intellect and quickness on his feet that reassures you that you could not be doing a better job for your client."
    Chambers and Partners 2019
    ‘Leaves no stone unturned.’
    Legal 500 2018/2019
    Experienced in big-money cases
    The Legal 500
    Handles the examination and preparation of nuptial agreements alongside complex ancillary relief proceedings, including those involving special contributions and non-marital assets. Expertise: "A real character. He's a man with a great brain who is a brilliant strategic planner. A first choice for top-end work."
    Chambers & Partners 2015
    An expert in ancillary relief and TOLATA issues. He has particular knowledge of offshore wealth issues, trusts, companies and bankruptcy. Expertise: "An excellent advocate, who is strong on paperwork and shows great attention to detail. Clients feel he really fights their corner."
    Chambers & Partners 2014
    ‘Expertise in complex financial cases involving substantial assets.’
    Legal 500 2015
  • Notable Cases

    • Agbaje v. Agbaje
      [2010] UKSC 10
    • C v. C (Appeal: Hadkinson Order)
      [2011] 1 FLR 434
    • S v. S
      [2013] EWHC 991 (Fam)
    • Sharland v Sharland
      [2015] UKSC 60
  • Personal Information

    Peter was a professional musician before coming to the Bar. He lives in London and loves his job – as well as his time away from work!


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