Before starting at the Bar, Peter Dodge worked in the City as a fund manager in the asset management division of a leading investment bank. He advised pension funds, building societies, unit and investment trusts, offshore mutual funds, charities and high net worth individuals. He participated in the London Business School’s Investment Management Programme and holds the Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. On completion of the Bar Vocational Course, he won the Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize for Advocacy.
The core areas of Peter’s practice include dispute resolution in the banking and financial services sector and property litigation. Chambers is renowned for its expertise in the field of secured lending and Peter has extensive experience of acting for banks, building societies and other lenders, as well as for borrowers, in disputes concerning the enforcement and validity of mortgages and guarantees (many such disputes involving issues of subrogation).
Peter also has experience of disputes concerning the rnis-selling of financial products, including mortgages. Increasingly, many of his instructions have a regulatory element. In appropriate cases, Peter is happy to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme.
As well as being a highly effective courtroom advocate, Peter has experience of arbitration and mediation. He sees litigation as a continuing process, believing that consistency in the presentation of a case from the very beginning provides the strongest negotiating position for early settlement.
Peter writes for various publications in his core practice areas. He is regularly invited to speak on newsworthy topics within those areas both by legal training organisations and firm of solicitors. He sees this as an important part of the process of building relationships and understanding with professional clients and is always happy where possible to assist existing and potential clients with their in-house training programmes. In recent years, Peter has been in particular demand as a speaker on topics related to mortgage fraud and the mis-selling of financial products.
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Since the “credit crunch”, Peter has been much in demand as a speaker on matters relating to secured lending. In October 2009 he was invited to deliver a paper to the Chancery Bar Association on mortgage fraud and associated topics. He has also been in demand recently as a speaker on mis-selling in the financial services sector.
Oct 2012: Mortgage Fraud Claims Under The Microscope (CLT Online Webinars)
Jun 2011: Mortgage Fraud Claims Under The Microscope (CLT Online Webinars)
Jun 2011: Lenders’ Claims Against Surveyors (CLT Online Webinars)
May 2011: Indentifying Money Laundering and Fraud (Butterworths Residential Webinar)
Feb 2011: Mortgage Fraud (CLT Conferences: Commercial Property Litigation in 2011)
Sep 2010: Lenders’ Claims Against Surveyors (CLT Conferences: Surveyors Negligence: The 2010 Conference)
Jun 2010: Lenders in the Mire – Fraud, Carelessness and Contributory Negligence (solicitors’ in-house seminar)
Apr 2010: Mortgage Litigation – Fraud, Carelessness and Contributory Negligence (CPDcast)
Jan 2010: Lenders in the Mire – Mortgage Fraud and its Consequences (solicitors’ in-house seminar)
Dec 2009: Lenders in the Mire: Fraud, Carelessness and Contributory Negligence (solicitors’ in-house seminar)
Oct 2009: Lenders in the Mire: Fraud, Carelessness and Contributory Negligence (Chancery Bar Association seminar)
Jun 2009: An Outline and Update on Liability for Bad Advice (CLT Conferences: Lending & Mortgages in Difficult Times)
Sep 2007: Case Law Round Up (CLT Conferences: Mortgage Law for Conveyancers)
Sep 2007: Mortgages – Recent Case Law and Current Practice (CLT Conferences: Recent Developments in Banking Law)