Peter worked as an auditor with Deloittes for a short time before doing his articles at Middletons, where he remained as an employee solicitor for a further year. He joined Strongman and Crouch as an employee solicitor, becoming a partner in 1982. Peter joined Cornwall Stodart as a partner in 1991, where he remained until he joined the Bar in May 2003.
Peter is well known for his insolvency expertise and has acted regularly for trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators, receivers, creditors and administrators of companies.
He is a member and former national chairman of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Insolvency Law Journal and the Insolvency Law Bulletin.
Peter authored the chapter on bankruptcy investigations in Laws of Australia and has represented the Law Council of Australia in Senate Committee hearings. He is a Nationally Accredited Mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation Scheme and has been appointed Mediator in a wide range of disputes.