Peter Leckey

Senior associate | London

Peter is a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

He has experience with general commercial disputes and complex insolvencies. Most of these involve multiple jurisdictions, including the major offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. Peter’s experience also includes public law matters (including judicial review), professional negligence and regulatory inquiries.

Peter firmly believes that to deliver the best outcomes for clients he should always seek to understand the big picture opportunities and risks that can arise for clients in complex, domestic or multi-jurisdictional disputes and to complement his legal background, Peter had a career break obtaining a Master’s degree in International Relations, which focused on sustainability, political risk and cyber security.

Whilst all the above concepts can involve themselves in the work that he does, Peter considers sustainability to be an increasingly fundamental consideration for clients and their business interests. High profile climate change campaigns, the covid-19 pandemic, and the UK having left the EU all point to continuing developments in this area. The latter two will especially come to bear on the UK’s own future climate change policy initiatives when in November 2021 it hosts (in partnership with Italy) the postponed UN Climate Change Conference ("COP26"). In the run up to COP26, Peter will examine and comment on how it could influence ‘Environmental, Social and Governance’ ("ESG") initiatives here and elsewhere. In an article found here, Peter explains why ESG initiatives are becoming important.


Peter Leckey is thoughtful, hardworking and a pleasure to work with.

Legal 500 UK, 2020

Peter Leckey is a non-nonsense litigator with bags of common sense.

Legal 500 UK, 2021

Track record




Represented the liquidators of the second-largest of the "feeder funds" which channelled billions of US dollars into Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Litigation arising out of the liquidations included: (i) audit negligence; (ii) claims in unjust enrichment and contract/tort against the management of the companies; and (iii) the delivery up of documents from third parties.

Advising administrators and liquidators on their appointments over insolvent businesses in the retail, technology and commodities sectors, among others.

Advising on a multi-million dollar purported fraud concerning a London based property financier and a member of royalty from the Middle East.

England and Wales, 2004

British Virgin Islands, 2009

Northern Ireland, 2017

Contributed to several legal texts, including Sweet & Maxwell’s Administrative Law and Procedure and Probate Disputes and Remedies.

Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs)

Law Society



  • English






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