Peter Wilkinson

Call: 20-03



Peter was called to the Bar in 2003, having spent a number of years in industry and engineering. He is popular with solicitors and clients alike for his client-focussed approach and ability to communicate effectively at all levels.


Reported cases

R v Osbourne [2004] EWCA Crim 2427
Vulnerable defendant with suicidal tendencies sentenced to term of imprisonment for first offence on a guilty plea to a Public Order Act offence. Appeal to Court of Appeal. Sentence wrong in principle.

SSHD v Szabo IAT 21st January 2005Immigration appeal. Change of circumstances. Client becoming dependent on UK sponsor after entry into country. Leave to enter or remain. Exceptional compassionate circumstances. Interpretation of Rule 317.

Naveed v Raja 10th May 2007
LAG June 2007. Unlawful eviction after reinstatement by Court. Aggravated and Exemplary damages. Measure of damages.


LLB (First class), University of Kent at Canterbury.



Cavendish Prize 2000

Hallett Prize 2001

Blackstone Prize 2001

Sweet and Maxwell Prize 2002

Judge Rook Prize 2002

Horace Avory Scholarship (Inner Temple) 2002



Family Law Bar Association

Member of the management committee at the Kent Law Clinic

Honorary member of the Kent Law Temple Society

Honorary member of the Kent Student Law Society


Areas of Practice

Family (all aspects including finance and children)

International Child Abduction


Trusts of Land, particularly claims arising from the breakdown of personal relationships


Outside Interests

Cycling, cooking, travel.

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