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Peter Houghton

Call 2005

Peter is an experienced junior with a thriving multi-track practice focussing on personal injury litigation, industrial disease claims and associated areas of work. He has appeared in several leading cases – most recently as Junior Counsel to Michael Kent QC in the Supreme Court matter of Dryden and ors v. Johnson Matthey Plc, on behalf of the Respondent.

Peter appreciates the importance of teamwork and communication to bring a case to a successful conclusion. Thus he is happy to advise informally by telephone or email as a case progresses. He also frequently travels to meet clients in conference or undertake site visits.

He appears on behalf of claimants and defendants and is happy to consider instructions on a CFA basis.

Peter regularly presents at Chambers and in-house seminars across the country. Recent talks have covered: special damages in fatal asbestos claims; recent developments in NIHL, cancer and other disease claims; and QOCS.

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  • MA (Hons) (Cantab) (Double First Class)
  • MPhil (Cantab) (Distinction)
  • CPE (City) (Distinction)
  • BVC (ICSL) (Outstanding)
  • Lord Brougham and Lord Denning Scholarships (Lincoln’s)


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