Peter Yates

Year of call 2014


After successful completion of his common law pupillage Peter joined Chambers in 2016. He is developing a practice which includes the full range of Chambers’ criminal and civil work.

Peter graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge with a first class degree in law, and went on to achieve the highest mark in the year on the public international law LL.M at UCL.

Prior to starting the BPTC Peter worked as a research assistant in the Law Commission’s criminal law team, where he contributed to projects on the law of contempt of court, hate crime and kidnapping.

Peter achieved the highest mark in his year on the BPTC in Leeds and was awarded the North Eastern Circuit Prize. After graduating from the BPTC Peter worked as a County Court advocate, appearing in a wide range of enforcement and interlocutory hearings. Peter has also acted as legal researcher for several publications, including Smith and Hogan’s Criminal Law (for Professor David Ormerod QC) and Cohabitation and Trusts of Land (for Elizabeth Darlington).

Following the Circuit’s advocacy training, Peter was one of four pupils selected to take part in the Circuit’s Louise Godfrey Memorial Moot. 

In his spare time Peter plays hockey and bakes bread, with no noticeable skill in either case.

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