Peter Sanderson, Head of Litigation

Peter’s practice covers all areas of civil and commercial litigation. He has a growing reputation for advising on complex legal issues and securing meaningful results for clients. He is always mindful of the importance of managing the costs and risks of litigation.

He is familiar with applying for interim injunctions and stays of proceedings at short notice. He has appeared in various cases that have set landmark precedents for the interpretation of local laws, across a range of areas.

His cases have been reported in leading international journals, including Law Reports of the Commonwealth and West Indian Reports. He has been recognised by the Chambers Guide.

Peter regularly acts as an arbitrator, and also sits as a mediator. He has been instructed to provide expert evidence of Bermuda law for foreign proceedings. He is also available to act as an Examiner for the taking of depositions in Bermuda.

Peter has been instructed in cases that have been appealed to the Privy Council. He is qualified to appear before the Privy Council in matters from any jurisdiction.

Peter has been called to the Bar of England and Wales (not practising) and the Bermuda Bar.

Peter advises clients on areas of law such as:

• shareholder disputes
• property and trust disputes
• professional negligence and misconduct
• director and corporate criminal liability
• insurance claims
• tax treaties
• maritime, shipping and aviation claims
• insolvency
• regulatory issues
• contract disputes (including employment contracts)
• personal injury
• libel and defamation
• judicial review and constitutional challenges
• immigration, naturalisation and citizenship
• matters with an extra-territorial element

Peter has a particular focus on appeal work in any area of law, whether from government decisions or from the courts.

Contact him on or (441) 299 7057