Peter appeared in the Supreme Court for the successful appellants, AIG, led by Colin Edelman QC. The case is the first to come before the Supreme Court in relation to aggregation clauses since 2003. Peter also appeared as junior counsel for AIG in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal.
Peter Morcos has a practice that encompasses all areas of commercial dispute resolution, with a particular focus on commercial litigation and arbitration, professional liability, insurance, and construction.
Peter has appeared before the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He has also acted in arbitrations under a range of domestic and international institutions.
Peter is ranked in Chambers and Partners as an “up-and-coming junior” with a “broadly commercial practice“, and is described as a “a hard worker who is highly intelligent“, with “the ability to get to grips quickly with highly complex matters“. Clients in the legal directories have also commented that “his drafting skills demonstrate a keen eye for detail” and that Peter gives “clear, considered and strategic advice. He gets straight to the nub of the issue and is very hard working and responsive.”
Before becoming a barrister, Peter received a BA in Law with First Class Honours and a BCL with Distinction from Lincoln College, Oxford where he won prizes at an undergraduate and graduate level. Peter has also attained an LLM with Distinction from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Dean’s Scholar and a Withers Scholar. After his legal education, Peter received the Oxford Pro Bono Publico scholarship for his work at the AIRE Centre, assisting in interventions before the ECJ and the ECtHR. He also served as a tutor and examiner in tort at King’s College, London.
Peter has a good understanding of conversational Arabic.