Peter John OBE


Peter John is an experienced civil law barrister at Five Paper specialising in all aspects of Wills, Probate, Trusts & Property Litigation in high profile cases in the High Court and County Courts.

Peter advises in all areas of contentious and non-contentious probate practice and the preparation of wills; the rectification of wills and advises on potential claims of professional negligence arising from poorly drafted wills. He advises and acts in cases concerning the trusts affecting and the beneficial ownership of property, and in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and has experience in all forms of real property disputes. Peter also frequently and successfully represents clients in mediations.

Peter has been an elected Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark since 2002, was the Leader of the Council between 2010 and 2020, and Chair of London Councils from 2018 to 2020. He is a member of the Board of the Old Vic Theatre, a Trustee of the St Olave’s and Bermondsey United Charities and Chair of Governors at a Southwark primary school.


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