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Peter Causton

Call: 1995




    • Civil Mediation Council – Fellow
    • The Honourable Society Middle Temple
    • Founder of the United Kingdom Association of Fee Paid Judges “UKAFPJ”


    Education & Qualifications

    2009 – Civil and Commercial Mediator

    1997 – Solicitor

    1995- Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple

    1994 – 1995 Bar Vocational Course Inns of Court School of Law Competent

    1993 – 1994 Common Professional Examination – -Commendation

    1989 – 1992 – MA (Hons) English Literature, 2:1, University of Cambridge


    Peter worked as a solicitor in national law firms for over 20 years specialising in insurance litigation and commercial disputes. His speciality was dealing with professional negligence claims including solicitors, surveyors and vets.

    For this reason he has not been involved in any reported cases, although he has been involved in some high profile cases details of which are confidential.

    Peter was Law Society Civil Litigation Council Member and prior to that was a member of the Civil Justice Committee and was on the Guideline Hourly Rates costs committee. Peter no longer practises as a solicitor having transferred to the Bar permanently. Peter is obtaining public access rights.

    As well as being an advocate, Peter trained as a mediator and is a keen proponent of mediation in civil cases. He also trains people as mediators.


    Practice Areas


    Acts for both Claimants and Defendants in a range of civil hearings, including interim applications to disposals and trials, in cases allocated to the small claims and fast track.

    Experience dealing with fundamental dishonesty cases.

    Experience dealing with landlord and tenant and insolvency cases.

    Practised as a solicitor for 20 years + in commercial and insurance litigation with particular experience in professional negligence litigation.

    Civil and Commercial Mediator and Mediation Training Provider and member of the Civil Justice Council ADR Liaison Committee.

    Previously a member of the Guideline Hourly Rates costs committee.

    Former Law Society Council Member for Civil Litigation

    Sits as a fee paid judge part time with family and Court of Protection authorisations.

    Peter has published two books with PI Litigation Brief on Relief from Sanctions and ADR.

    Outside the law

    “Enjoys” taking part in half marathons.


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