Year of Call: 2010Peter Quegan is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who practices in
The set offers a select team that undertakes a variety of work, including technically complicated cases, corporate manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, the Health and Safety at Work Act, trading standards, food safety, inquests linked to HSE investigations, and Article 2 inquests in death in custody cases.
Kenworthy’s Chambers offer a wide range of services: commercial arbitration, business disputes, commercial fraud, company law, copyright and trademarks, credit and leasing, corporate and personal insolvency, directors’ disqualification, equitable remedies, insurance, intellectual property, landlord and tenant, mediation, partnerships, probate, the administration of estates, sale of goods, and trusts.
The growing team covers all types of personal injury including high-value cases involving brain damage and spinal injuries, industrial disease, allegations of fraud, clinical negligence (with particular expertise in cosmetic procedures and dental procedures), fatal accidents and holiday claims.
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Peter Quegan spent 19 years working as a Solicitor and was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 1991. He worked in a high street practice for four of those 19 years, and as a part of a specialist practice conducting serious Personal Injury claims for 15 years.
Peter Quegan joined the Territorial Army in 1990 and remains a serving member. In 2003 he served a tour in Iraq and in 2004 he attended Staff College. He was awarded the Queen's Volunteer Reserve Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2007.
Before being called to the Bar in 2010, Peter Quegan acted as a Solicitor for claimants from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, referred through the Forces Law network. Peter Quegan has plenty of experience in claims against the MoD and for service personnel generally.
Although still serving in the Army Reserve, Barrister Peter Quegan is cleared to act in cases against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) so long as they do not involve his own chain of command.
Civil Litigation and Costs
Peter Quegan’s Civil Litigation practice covers contract disputes, product liability and professional negligence.
Peter Quegan has regularly appeared in court in civil disputes such as road traffic accidents and Credit Hire dating as far back as Dimond v Lovell in 2000 when as a Solicitor many of his Motorcycle Courier clients used credit bikes to get back to work.
Since coming to the Bar he has regularly represented both claimants and defendants in Credit Hire disputes, often of significant value, although almost always now in car and taxi cases.
He also undertakes mediation both as a representative and as a Mediator. He has developed a particular interest in classic and prestige car disputes, an area in which his ownership of such vehicles gives him a head start in understanding the issues that often arise. He naturally appreciates the sensitivities that often give rise to disputes between classic car owners and classic car restorers and has seen the benefits for both parties of a mediated settlement.
If you have a Civil Litigation case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Civil Clerks Michael Jones and Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email Mike@kenworthys.co.uk, Alessandro@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Peter Quegan spent 15 years as a Solicitor handling fatal and serious Personal Injury cases.
Since coming to the Bar, Peter Quegan's Personal Injury practice has broadened to include public, occupiers, and employers’ liability.
As a Personal Injury Barrister Peter Quegan carved a special niche in Personal Injury claims for military personnel and conducted many serious Clinical Negligence cases.
Peter Quegan undertakes a range of industrial disease work, predominantly noise-induced hearing loss together with work-related upper limb disorders and hand-arm vibration syndrome. He holds a professional interest in limitation issues as they relate to industrial diseases and even presented a lecture on noise-induced hearing loss.
If you have a Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Civil Clerks Michael Jones or Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email Mike@kenworthys.co.uk or Alessandro@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.
Business and Property Group
Peter Quegan has developed a landlord and tenant practice, acting for both commercial and private landlords.
He has had great success in resisting claims for damages bought by tenants for failing to serve prescribed information under section 214 of the Housing Act 2004.
Business and Property Group Barrister Peter Quegan is happy to discuss cases ahead of instructions.
If you have a Business and Property case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Clerks Michael Jones and Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email Mike@kenworthys.co.uk, Alessandro@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.
Inquests, Regulatory and Professional Discipline
Peter Quegan has appeared in over 30 Inquests all over England and Wales, mainly concerning motor accidents. He has considerable experience in dealing with the legal implications of fatal accidents and accepts instructions to assist in Inquests and Inquiries.
As an Inquests and Regulatory Barrister, Peter Quegan draws upon his expertise in Personal Injury Law when representing the victims’ families and third parties. He has a working knowledge of Public Inquiries and considerable experience of proceedings before the Coroner's Court.
If you have an Inquest, Public Inquiry, Regulatory, or Professional Discipline case you need advice or advocacy for, call Clerk Ella Edwards on 0161 832 4036, email Ella@kenworthys.co.uk or fill in our contact form.
For appropriate Civil Litigation cases, Peter Quegan will accept instructions from the general public on a direct access basis.
Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.
|£500 - £750 + VAT
|Fast Track Trial:
|£650 - £2,250 + VAT
|Multi Track (Day One):
|£2,000 - £5,000 + VAT
|Multi Track (Additional Days):
|£1,000 - £2,000 + VAT
|Advice and Preparation (Hourly):
|£150 - £300 + VAT
*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.
Please contact our Senior Civil Clerk, Michael Jones (Mike@kenworthys.co.uk), for more information.
+ Notable Cases
- Milner v Khaksar (EWCA Civ 171): A successful opposition to an appeal regarding service in a commercial property case.
- R v L: Settling pleadings, advising, and appearing for the claimant in a claim arising from a breach of contract for the importation of frozen fish.
- S v W: Acting for the claimant company in a claim for monies owed for property renovation.
- D v B: Settling pleadings and advising in a trial for a claimant in a claim arising from negligent dental treatment.
- R v S: Advising and conducting a joint settlement meeting in a successful catastrophic degloving injury case.
- C (a protected party) v W: Advising and conducting a joint settlement meeting in a successful clinical negligence case.
- M (deceased) v N and B: A successful claim involving a liability and quantum dispute against two defendants arising from a sporting accident.
- N v C: A successful claim arising from a fatal motorcycle accident.
- S v MoD: A successful claim against the MoD for a career ending spinal injury suffered by a special forces soldier in Afghanistan. Ultimately, the settlement included a considerable sum for loss of both the military career and an anticipated very valuable post military career.
- O v T: A claim for injury suffered in a failed hair transplant.
- Re D (Deceased): An inquest arising from a gross overdose of Labetalol in hospital in which the coroner ‘hot tubbed’ medical experts.
- Lyons v Pendle Borough Council: A trial related to the collapse of a terrace for alleged failure to maintain a neighbouring property.
+Landlord and Tenant
- H v B: This case was a successful defence at trial of a claim by the tenant in a high value residential property, for compensation arising from an alleged failure to serve prescribed information over a period of years. In addition, an order was obtained for possession and the payment of significant arrears.
+Classic Car Litigation and Mediation
- B v L: Appointed as mediator by solicitors in a case involving a Jaguar 120, in which the quality and amount of restoration work was disputed. Following a whole day of mediation, the dispute was successfully resolved.
- M v S: Successfully representing the claimant in a case involving the disputed agency sale of a Ferrari 360 Modena F1 Spyder motorcar.
- Bury Vehicle Leasing Ltd v Brownhill’s Motorhomes Ltd: Advised in a depreciation case for a £100,000 motorhome.
- Peter Quegan appeared in a four-day inquest in Northumberland, representing a Consultant Psychiatrist, following the decapitation of an elderly lady by her mentally ill daughter, whom he had treated some months earlier.
+ Professional Memberships
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Former member of Forces Law which specialised in claims by Armed Forces personnel
To check the availability of Barrister Peter Quegan for your Civil Litigation, Business and Property Group, or Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence case call our Clerks Michael Jones and Matthew Thomas on 0161 832 4036, email Mike@kenworthys.co.uk, Matt@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.
To check the availability of Barrister Peter Quegan for your Inquest or Regulatory case call our Clerk Ella Edwards on 0161 832 4036, email Ella@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.