Roger Peters

Senior Partner

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I am senior partner at Gordon Dadds, working in both private client law and charity law. I began my career at the long-gone Peacock & Goddard, as an articled clerk and then assistant solicitor, before joining Gordon Dadds in 1973.

I have 45 years post qualification experience and my speciality lies in estate planning and it is the challenge of getting this right both tax-wise and for the family dynamics that I find absorbing.

Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and visiting restaurants. When I have time, I’m also passionate about reading, particularly about English history.

What is your best legal anecdote?

There’s a historic one that goes like this -

Complaint from a client that an itemised bill contained the following:

"To crossing the road to wish you good morning when after all it wasn’t you: 1 shilling and nine pence."

What is your most notable professional experience?

A career full of variation, from 28 years representing the Guide Association as their legal consultant, to acting for the founder and co-owner of an international business in selling his interest for more than $40m, to close involvement in a high-profile domicile case in the Singapore Courts.

Peacock & Goddard, Articled Clerk and Assistant Solicitor

Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7518 0266


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