Called to Bar: 2004

After 10 years as a barrister at the Johannesburg Bar, Peter relocated with his family to Sydney in 1996. He then practised in insurance and commercial litigation as a solicitor for 8 years, the majority of that time as a partner at Atanaskovic Hartnell. Peter was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 2004. He was a foundation member of Banco Chambers and has practised from Banco for the last 10 years.

Peter’s main focus is on commercial, equity and insurance litigation. He is also briefed to appear in a wide range of matters including enquiries and tribunals.

Peter is skilled at identifying the real issues in a matter, both legal and commercial, and adopts an effective and sensible approach to resolving cases.

As a busy senior junior, Peter has developed a reputation not only for skilful advocacy and clear legal advice, but also for being able to communicate effectively with clients, including describing and advising how to deal with the risks of litigation so as to allow them to make informed decisions on how to best resolve their disputes.

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Core Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Corporations and Insolvency
  • Equity/ Property
  • Insurance/ Reinsurance
  • Professional Liability


Inquiries to Banco’s clerk can be emailed to Alternatively, please call (02) 8239 0201.


Level 5, 65 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: 8239 0243
Fax: 9210 0650


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.