Commercial Litigation

Specialist Experience

  • Breach of contract, professional negligence and negligence
  • Property disputes
  • Insurance policy disputes
  • Company and partnership disputes
  • Subrogated claims
  • Liability claims
  • FOS Complaints
  • Mediation and ADR

What they say about Peter

“We found Peter excellent to work with. He presented our evidence and built our case with diligence and care. He was knowledgeable with the court processes and researched our industry well. We would work with him again and recommend to others.” Adrian Brunger, Managing Director, Apex Facades

“We were very grateful for Peter’s help in interpreting a Shareholder’s Agreement during a company dispute. The advice was clear and concise and we felt very supported in working through the issues. All follow up questions were dealt with quickly and efficiently and Valemus Law was a huge help in guiding us to a good solution. We very much appreciate the legal assistance we received.” Jane Hardy, Page Hardy Harris

“We had a very complicated insurance claim against a major insurer who were doing everything they could to reject our claim. We were recommended to engage Peter Fitzpatrick at Valemus Law to put together our case and challenge the contentious points put forward by our insurers. We found Peter’s vast knowledge of insurance law to be invaluable when challenging individual points and negotiating our settlement. Peter was also extremely easy to work with and we would be very happy to recommend his company for any commercial insurance claim assistance.” Peter Teteris, Managing Director, Alpha Sign Systems

“Peter Fitzpatrick handled our case against an insurance Company who took out a claim against our building company.  It was a complicated process, but Peter handled everything very professionally and always kept us informed through every juncture. The case was eventually dismissed after 12 months, We received compensation. I have no problem recommending Peter and Valemus Law.” Les Lee, Acelux Li.mited


Peter was a partner with specialist risk and insurance firm BLM for more than 20 years. He has advised on all aspects of insurance law both for insureds and insurers and of commercial litigation generally.

He has experience of litigation and arbitration both in England & Wales and overseas.  He has handled claims ranging in value from tens of thousands to millions of pounds.  He has advised both companies and individuals on contractual claims, company disputes, partnership disputes, property claims (including boundary disputes and rights of way claims), and claims against professionals including solicitors, architects, surveyors etc., and shareholders disputes.

He has acted for and against insurers in policy coverage disputes and represented insurers in both recovery and liability disputes.  He has also handled complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service for both insureds and insurers and advised on the application of the ICOBS rules.

He has considerable experience of conducting mediations and alternative dispute resolution generally.

Admitted as:

  • Solicitor of England & Wales 1986


  • College of Law, Chester, 1984
  • LLB (Hons), 1983

Career history:

  • Berrymans Lace Mawer