Portrait of Robert Peel QC

Robert Peel QC

Year of Call 1990 Silk 2010

Professional Practice

Robert is one of the leading practitioners in all areas of matrimonial finance including international forum disputes, trust and company issues, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, Inheritance Act claims, professional negligence and cross border financial claims, as well as claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act.  In addition to representing the primary parties to such disputes, he has acted for intervening companies and trusts as well as other interested third parties. He is a noted specialist in high net worth cases who appears regularly in the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has acted for clients overseas (Hong Kong, Bermuda and Cayman Islands) in terms of representation and advisory work.
Robert undertakes advocacy, advisory, negotiating and drafting work in his areas of expertise. He accepts instructions on a Public Access basis.

Robert is a well-regarded Private FDR judge who has conducted numerous such hearings which have almost always resulted in settlement of the cases.

Robert sits as a Recorder and as a Deputy High Court Judge. He is a qualified Family Arbitrator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 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.

  • Recommendations

    ‘A first choice for complex money – he never fails to deliver.’
    Legal 500 (2020)
    "Gives objective and sensible advice that is easy to understand, notwithstanding all the legal complexities in a case." "He has got exceptional judgement and clients instantly trust him."
    Chambers and Partner 2020
    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

    • FF v KF
      [2017] EWHC 1093
    • Alireza v Radwan & Ors
      [2017] EWCA Civ 1545
    • Giggs v Giggs
      [2017] EWHC 822 (Fam)
    • 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