Peters & Peters

Peter FitzGerald


Of Counsel

Peter is an experienced criminal lawyer with extensive expertise in financial crime, particularly in complex cases involving allegations of serious fraud and corruption, and in cases with an international dimension.

Peter has acted for both corporations and individuals in some of the most high-profile financial crime cases of recent years. He also has significant experience in cases involving allegations of corruption, both domestic and international, and in cases with significant international elements.


Prior to joining Peters & Peters, his practice at the Independent Bar covered the full range of criminal offences. He was involved in several cases of murder and manslaughter and appeared as junior counsel in high-profile cases at the Central Criminal Court.


Whilst at the Bar, Peter also spent periods seconded to both the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and the Crown Prosecution Service, and has experience in prosecuting organised crime (including drug importations and revenue offences) and in managing asset forfeiture (including restraint, confiscation and receiverships).


Peter is a former Treasurer of the Criminal Bar Association, and sits on both the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (the statutory body which advises the Home Secretary on policing issues) and the Court of Assistants of the Honourable Artillery Company (a charity and the oldest military organisation in the country).


Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7785
Case Examples

Richard Boath - securing the acquittal of one of the 'Barclays Four' in the Barclays-Qatar prosecution and his exoneration by the FCA


Acting for the Hungarian state oil company in two international arbitrations and in criminal proceedings for corruption in Croatia


Acting for the prominent international human rights campaigner William Browder, defending against attacks by the Russian state


Acting for the manufacturer of insulation products in the largest criminal investigation currently being undertaken by the Metropolitan Police.


Member (and former Treasurer) of the Criminal Bar Association
Member of the Private Prosecutors’ Association
Member of the Fraud Lawyers Association
Member of the Extradition Lawyers’ Association
Member of the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum
Member of the London Irish Lawyers Association
Member of the South Eastern Circuit
Member of the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (the statutory body which advises the Home Secretary on policing issues)
Member of the Court of Assistants of the Honourable Artillery Company (a charitable body and the oldest military organisation in the country)