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Peter Crampin QC

| Silk 1993
| Call 1976

Profile: Overview

Peter Crampin QC is a senior Chancery silk with a wide-ranging practice, which includes advocacy at all court levels. Before taking silk he was second junior counsel to the Attorney-General in charity cases. His principal practice areas are trusts, charities and property law.

Experience and Expertise

Peter Crampin QC has garnered praise for his work at the Chancery Bar over many years.

As a junior he was one of the Attorney-General's standing counsel, appearing in numerous cases concerning charity law, a field in which he continues to enjoy a high reputation. This is an aspect of his wider practice in trusts and property law which he undertakes in this country and in overseas jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda and the Caribbean. He has been admitted to the Northern Ireland Bar in order to appear in the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland.

He has a practical as well as an intellectual approach to legal problems. His advocacy work extends to numerous appeals in the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and the Privy Council.


Peter Crampin QC is noted by Chambers UK  for his "subtle and well-crafted arguments and his skill on technical points. A purveyor of comprehensive and beautifully constructed opinions, he is known for the lucidity of his advice."

Other recent directory recommendations include:

  • "An incisive thinker, who's very thorough." (Charities, Chambers UK, 2019)
  • "An effective name who has a well-earned reputation for being wise and well-informed." "He is a well thought of QC in the area and is a very safe pair of hands." (Chancery: Traditional, Chambers UK, 2019)
  • "A sought after advocate, acting for a wide range of charity clients." (Charities, Legal 500, 2019)
  • "Hugely experienced, he's a very open-minded individual who is extremely logical in his thinking." (Charities, Chambers UK, 2018)
  • "A very long-standing and very well-respected barrister, who is solid, measured and dependable." "He speaks very eloquently and has good overall knowledge of the law." (Chancery traditional, Chambers UK, 2018)
  • “Very able in a range of technical issues.” (Chancery: Traditional, Chambers UK, 2017)
  • "He takes an incisive approach to his work, and has a very powerful intellect.” (Charities, Chambers UK, 2017)
  • “He is very able on a range of technical issues.” (Charities, Chambers UK, 2017)
  • "Experienced in overseas charities cases." (Charities section, The Legal 500, 2016)
  • It is invariably impossible to fault his logic.
  • big player Peter Crampin QC has an extremely powerful intellect.
  • he is both a man with brains and a consummate professional.
  • delivers clear, robust advice.
  • offers aeons of experience of handling cases with offshore or international elements.
  • authoritative and clear.
  • dogged determination in the face of even the most challenging of cases.
  • calm, methodical and practical.
  • noted for his clear, detailed and practical advice.
  • a good analytical lawyer with sound judgment.
  • achieves results.


MembershipsChancery Bar Association; Charity Law Association


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The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsChambers 2019

Peter Crampin QC
“He has a very incisive intellectual approach, and is a quite formidable advocate.”

Chambers UK