Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and, in 1980, became a partner in Walker Morris, a Leeds-based law firm with national and international reach. He played a key role in growing Walker Morris in to one of the largest and most successful law firms in the North of England. His practice area has been Corporate Law throughout his career. For almost 20 years he held the posts of Managing Partner and then Chairman, until his retirement as a partner in 2011. Since his retirement, Peter has continued providing professional and strategic advice to professional services firms on a consultancy basis.