0370 1500 100

Dorrien Peters

Partner

Biography

Dorrien specialises in commercial and construction litigation and dispute resolution (including domestic arbitration and international dispute resolution). 

He qualified as a solicitor in 2002, having spent seven years working in the aerospace engineering sector. 

Dorrien has extensive experience of commercial dispute resolution including High Court litigation, adjudication, mediation, expert determination and domestic arbitration. He has advised clients or been involved in cases in many foreign jurisdictions including the USA, Hong Kong, the Middle East and much of Europe.  

Dorrien particularly enjoys cases with technical content or that are heavily reliant on expert evidence. He has significant experience of IT, manufacturing, engineering and construction disputes for clients that include engineering companies, construction contractors and local authorities.  

Dorrien also specialises in the gathering of electronic evidence and the use of computer forensic methods in support of civil fraud claims.

Recent cases include:

  • Leading a transatlantic team of disputes lawyers acting for a heavy engineering company in a case worth $20m in the Federal Court of Illinois relating to alleged design and manufacturing defects.
  • Acting for a multi-national company in a claim with potentially over 3000 claimants regarding alleged employment candidate blacklisting and breach of data protection legislation.
  • Acting for a government department in relation to an arbitration valued at over £200 million in respect of claims relating to the delayed implementation of an IT system thought to be the largest civilian ICT software project attempted. 
  • Acting for a client and its insurer in relation to the defence of a product liability claim valued at potentially £8.5 million in the Middle East. 
  • Acting for a construction company in proceedings issued in the Chancery Division of the High Court against a senior ex-employee alleging unauthorised copying and misuse of confidential information, and successfully obtaining and executing a search order allowing the search of the ex-employee's home and his IT equipment. 
  • Acting for a construction company in proceedings issued in the Technology and Construction Court. It was in a case that required extensive and complex forensic IT analysis against three senior ex-employees and their new employer, alleging unauthorised copying and misuse of confidential information and seeking springboard damages and injunctive relief. 

Market view:

Dorrien is "extremely experienced and hardworking" - Legal 500, 2016

Dorrien is praised for his "strong commercial acumen" - Legal 500, 2015

Clients also praise the "brilliant Dorrien Peters, who is up there with the best" - Legal 500, 2018/19

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 13/03/2019
    Sheffield City Region Launches Global Innovation Corridor At MIPIM 2019

    “Our latest UK Powerhouse report reveals the huge positives that we have here in South Yorkshire. The Global Innovation Corridor will build on this and support our reputation as a hotbed for advanced manufacturing which I’m confident will help to attract further investment and interest from across the world.”

    Continue Reading
  • 01/03/2019
    Brexit Uncertainty Continues To Impact On Manufacturing

    “Faced with the level of uncertainty that we have seen over the last month, these results are not surprising. March looks set to see this continue and although there are moves to delay Article 50 and also avoid a no-deal, an orderly Brexit is far from guaranteed and manufacturers must continue to prepare.”

    Continue Reading
  • 01/02/2019
    Brexit Uncertainty Bites UK Manufacturers

    “The uncertainty of Brexit is affecting all areas of the economy and the manufacturing sector is no different. All eyes are now on Westminster to see what terms we will be leaving the EU on and whether we will have an orderly exit. “According to our own economic research, if Theresa May succeeds in getting her Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament over the coming weeks, business investment will fall and unemployment will rise next year. However, even in a no-deal scenario, the UK economy will be in a stronger position than it was during the financial crisis of 2007/8. “The impact of Brexit will be significant, but it won’t be as bad as many fear and it is reassuring to see that many leaders in the manufacturing sector agree and remain optimistic.”

    Continue Reading
  • 03/12/2018
    UK Manufacturing Recovers From Dip According To IHS Markit/CIPS

    “Although this latest survey highlights a welcome boost in terms of new business, it is disappointing to see that exports figures are down again. “It is perhaps not too surprising. UK manufacturers still don’t know what type of Brexit they will be dealing with and therefore many issues such as market access, tariffs, regulation, supply chains and access to labour, remain unresolved. “At this stage, we don’t know the answer, but whatever happens over the next month or so, there’ll certainly be further changes for businesses, particularly those that trade overseas.”

    Continue Reading

Send Us Your Enquiry

Enter your details below and one of our experts will call you back as soon as possible.

This data will only be used by Irwin Mitchell for processing your query and for no other purpose.

© 2019 Irwin Mitchell LLP is Authorised & Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our Regulatory Information.