As the firm’s Chief Executive Peter has historically focused on developing innovative solutions for the running of the firm and in support of its growth. The result is a model which delivers quality advice at exceptional commercial value. Peter’s is now increasingly concentrated on his work as Head of the Business Development team. Drawing on the experience he gained from running the firm for over 20 years, Peter works with the team to develop and implement strategies for optimising both new and existing business streams. Peter is passionate about diversifying the way we deliver services to the real estate market. He works specifically on building productive commercial partnerships with law firms, from the magic circle to boutique, as part of our Real Estate Support and Partnership offering.
Before Peter joined DJB as the CEO, he was a Barrister at Kings Chambers, Manchester. He acted for the MoD in the first case ever heard by the High Court where a claim for contractual Clawback arising from the sale of land had been made. He also had a career in manufacturing after graduating from Manchester University with a BSc, MSc and PhD in chemical engineering. For the last five years of his time in industry, he managed a large manufacturing operation in a UK plc.
"Peter Allinson, the chief executive, brings the dynamist of industry to a law firm." Legal 500 2021