First solicitor advocate to become Counsel to the Crown

Peter Woodhouse who specialises in Employment and Tribunal Law at the Bristol based firm has been appointed as a Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel).

The appointment will be for three years initially and Peter can expect to be handling work from Government departments from this July.

Woodhouse says of his appointment: "It is recognition of the great strides solicitors have taken in developing advocacy skills. The challenge for firms is to structure themselves to be able to offer a service at least as good as that traditionally offered by chambers. I look forward to working for the Crown whilst continuing to develop my current private practice.