Adrian Peck (Head of Employment)


Adrian is a specialist in Employment Law. He appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal across England and Wales, where he acts for both claimants and respondents.

His practice covers all areas of Employment Law, with particular experience in cases involving discrimination and harassment, unfair dismissal, redundancy and whistleblowing.

Adrian welcomes instructions to advise on all employment matters and has experience drafting a wide range of documents from pleadings to complex settlement agreements. He also has experience of appearing in, and advising on, appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal and judicial mediations.

Adrian can accept instructions directly from the public in appropriate cases. Please contact the 12CP Clerks if you would like to instruct him directly to provide advice, draft documents or represent you at a hearing.

Recent cases include:

  • Nine-day case involving claims of disability discrimination, unfair dismissal (capability) and loss of pension entitlement under the Local Government Pension Scheme. Case settled after two days of negotiation.
  • Instructed by local authority responding to claims of unfair dismissal, age discrimination and wrongful dismissal being brought by a former Housing Officer. The discrimination claim was withdrawn during the multi-day hearing and the Tribunal ultimately held that the dismissal had been fair.
  • Acted for multiple claimants in a five-day constructive dismissal and sex discrimination trial.
  • Represented several employees bringing claims against a restaurant owner, one of whom was awarded nearly £100,000 in compensation when her claims of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, harassment and post-employment victimisation were upheld.
  • Successfully resisted an employer’s appeal against a finding of indirect religious discrimination (Employment Appeal Tribunal)

In addition, Adrian has been a regular part-time lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Winchester.

He also holds seasonal Employment Law seminars in Chambers, and offers bespoke in-house training to HR professionals and managers on Employment Law and the practical implications of discrimination in the workplace.

Please contact the 12CP Clerks for more information.

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Adrian has a busy civil practice and regularly appears in the County Court. He has experience of all types of hearing including injunctions, appeals, costs applications, costs CMCs, small claims, fast track and multi-track trials, and disposal hearings (in particular those including a personal injury or credit hire dimension).

Adrian welcomes instructions to advise or draft paperwork across a range of civil matters. This includes issues of quantum, costs and civil procedure, on which he regularly advises insurers, local authorities and private clients. Adrian also accepts instructions directly from the public in appropriate cases.

Property and Social Housing

Adrian has a growing Housing practice, with a particular focus on anti-social behaviour and claims that involve Equality Act issues.

He has extensive experience of injunction applications and applications for committal, including those against multiple parties, as well as possession and demotion claims made on anti-social behaviour grounds.