Peter Knox QC is an experienced advocate in Commercial, Chancery, Professional Negligence, Property, and Constitutional and Administrative Law.
Peter was Head of Chambers from June 2013 to March 2018. He continues to have a strong presence in all these practice areas in the High Court (Chancery Division, Queen's Bench Division & Commercial Court), the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council, in which he has many reported cases.
Peter was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge on 4th September 2018 and was assigned to the Chancery Division for a fixed four year term. This is a part time appointment and he continues to practice from 3 Hare Court.
Peter specialises in commercial litigation in both the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court, including in particular banking disputes involving guarantees, mortgages or swaps, distributorship and agency disputes, property disputes, civil fraud and professional negligence claims.
Notable cases include:
Hall v. Maritek Bahamas Ltd  UKPC 23
JMMB Merchant Bank Ltd v. Real Estate Board  UKPC 16
Adams and others v. Atlas International  LTL 27.7.15
Magnic Ltd v Ul-Hassan & Anor  EWCA Civ 224
Hilton v D IV LLP & Ors  EWHC 2 (Ch)
Salford Estates (No.2) Ltd v Altomart Ltd  EWCA Civ 1575
Altomart Limited v Salford Estates (No. 2) Ltd (Rev 1)  EWCA Civ 1408
Blue Index Ltd, Re  EWHC 2680 (Ch)
Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc. v. Real Estate Board  UKPC 28
Beacon Insurance Co Ltd v. Maharaj Bookstore Ltd  UKPC 21
Morris v Blackpool Borough Council & Anor  EWCA Civ 1384
Lupofresh Ltd v. Sapporo Breweries Ltd  EWCA Civ 948 (later permission was granted to appeal to the Supreme Court, but the case then settled).
Peter undertakes large amounts of public law work, in particular in the Privy Council.
He specialises in a broad range of appellate work there, in particular contract and constitutional law cases, and pro bono cases in capital appeals. He has acted for most of the Governments in the Caribbean on many high profile cases, and has advised on the drafting of a considerable amount of legislation.
Notable cases include:
Steve Ferguson v. Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago  UKPC 2
Alleyne and others v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago  UKPC 3
Brantley and others v Constituency Boundaries Commission and others  UKPC 21
Annissa Webster and others v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago  UKPC 10
Bimini Blue Coalition Ltd v. Prime Minister of the Bahamas  UKPC 23
Attorney General v. HMB Holdings Ltd  UKPC 5
Legal 500 (2018)
Legal 500 (2017)
Legal 500 (2016)
Chambers and Partners 2018
Chambers and Partners 2017
Chambers and Partners 2016
British Italian Law Association
MA Classics (First Class),Wadham College, Oxford.