HH Peter Langan QC

Year of Call 1967
Year of Silk 1983

General Profile

After a distinguished judicial career, Peter retired as a Senior Circuit Judge in February 2013 and joined chambers as a door tenant in January 2014.  Peter provides a specialist alternative dispute resolution service, including mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation.


Peter was called to the Bar at King's Inns, Dublin in 1964.  He lectured at the University of Durham before being called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1967.  He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1983, and was appointed to the bench in 1991. He remains an acting puisne judge (Gibraltar).


By the time he had retired from the bench, Peter had been Mercantile and Chancery Judge in Leeds and Newcastle for 12 years and had also been assigned to the Administrative Court.  During a judicial career spanning 22 years, he heard cases involving the full range of civil work including personal injuries, clinical negligence and family work as well as commercial and chancery cases.


Areas of Emphasis

Clinical Negligence
Company Law
Employee Covenants and Duties
Family Law
General Chancery
Insolvency and Restructuring
Personal Injury
Professional Negligence
Real Property
Regulatory and Licensing
Sale of Good
Social Housing



Co-edited two editions of Snell's Equity



Called to the Bar at King's Inns, Dublin, 1964
Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, 1967
Appointed Queens Counsel, 1983
Appointed to the Bench, 1991