In 25 years of working in European affairs, Peter practices as a solicitor specialising in EU law. He has practised in London, Brussels, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands, having worked at law firms Withers and Hill Dickinson.
He has stood for Parliament twice and was appointed by former Prime Minister, David Cameron, as Media and Policy Director of the Conservative Party in the EU from 2005-2008.
He has worked extensively in public affairs having been Director of the Brussels-based lobbying firm, Cabinet DN, and Europe Director of BSkyB. In 2017 he founded the Influence Group that offers Brexit consultancy for business.
He has had a high speaking, writing and media profile having appeared regularly on national and international television and radio. He is the author of “What Next? Britain’s future on Europe” and is credited with coining the term Brexit.
Routes through Brexit: What’s happening?
It is almost a year since negotiations started. In the aftermath of the EU Spring Summit what do we know and don’t know about our future trading relationship with the EU? How can we find out? To get an idea we need to understand the politics of the negotiations. This seminar looks at how the negotiators are working to agree the outlines of an EU-UK Free Trade Agreement in an environment of clashing interests, principled defenders of red lines, political divisions and accumulating uncertainty for business. Will there be mutual recognition or alignment of rules? Who will be winners and who will be losers? Insights from behind the scenes by the man who invented the word Brexit.