Peter McGarrick – Law


Peter McGarrick was a lawyer in Central London for more than 32 years. After graduating in Law from Southampton University, he qualified as a solicitor in 1972, when he joined Linklaters, then already one of the world’s leading law firms. After that he worked as a solicitor for an inner London local authority (Lambeth) where he did a great deal of court advocacy.

Returning to private practice he specialised in commercial disputes as a partner with a number of West End and City firms. He was for a time head of a department of approximately 90 lawyers. For some years he was heavily involved in law firm management.

Qualified as a High Court advocate and commercial mediator, Peter had a varied caseload which would be hard to reproduce in an age of ever increasing specialisation. It embraced insurance, media and intellectual property matters, spells dealing mainly with employment and then matrimonial disputes and a number of very large cases where the sums in dispute involved many £millions. Some of these cases involved a significant foreign element. He regularly worked with lawyers in other countries and often took part in conferences abroad attended by lawyers from all over the world.

Now living in Wiltshire, Peter is involved with publishing and still works as a mediator.