Peter Woodhouse

Head of Business Sector and Employment Team

Peter has been assisting clients in employment matters since he qualified in 1991. He advises on a full range of employment matters and aims to provide support to clients managing change in their business. He was a partner at Bond Pearce LLP before becoming a partner at Stone King LLP in March 2006. He is qualified as a solicitor and barrister and for 10 years was believed to be the only solicitor on the panel of Treasury Counsel. Peter has acted for numerous clients over the years including owner-managers as well as multi-nationals.

Peter is an experienced Employment Tribunal advocate and his work has been case reported as advocate in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has acted in hundreds of tribunal cases including unfair dismissal and complex discrimination cases. He has trained and written courses for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Peter is also widely recognised as a leader in the transport sector. He has acted for bus and coach operators and hauliers in many matters of significance to the industry. He is Chairman of the South West Freight Transport Association Regional Council and a panel solicitor for it. He sits on the committee for the Southwest Confederation of Passenger Transport.  He regularly presents seminars and assists operators in dealing with regulatory matters.

He is Stone King’s lead employment lawyer for the Charity Sector.

He is a frequent speaker at internal and external conferences.

Peter has supervised other lawyers in employment cases since approximately year 2000.

He is Non-Executive Director for Worldskills UK.

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    Recent testimonials

    Clients say they turn to Peter for "his experience, his relationships with the circuit of transport commissioners, and his extensive knowledge of transport law."

    Chambers - 2020

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    Recent testimonials

    "He's easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and he makes sensitive and tricky issues relatively easy."

    Chambers - 2019

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    Recent testimonials acknowledged by sources both for his "affable, workmanlike approach to the work" and for "quickly getting to the heart of any matter." He is a popular choice for tribunal hearings.

    Chambers - 2011

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    Recent testimonials

    He provides deft and effective input into transport matters, particularly on the regulatory side. Clients say he "understands the workings of the regulatory process in detail and the individuals involved."

    Chambers - 2013

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    Recent testimonials

    Peter Woodhouse is described by clients as a proactive, responsive and knowledgeable practitioner. In addition to his regulatory expertise, he also advises on employment issues.

    Chambers - 2016

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    Recent testimonials

    "I was really pleased with the job you did for us Peter and have passed that on to colleagues."

    MD of group company of national bus group

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