Peter MacDonald Eggers QC is a “very user-friendly and commercial barrister” who specialises in all aspects of commercial law, with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance , shipping and transport, energy, commodities and international trade, financial services, professional negligence, and international investment projects. Peter regularly appears before the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal and in commercial and international arbitrations. Peter has also appeared before Courts in other jurisdictions. Peter also accepts appointments to act as an arbitrator.

In 2017, Peter MacDonald Eggers QC was appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy High Court Judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Peter has appeared in a number of the recent leading commercial cases, including Aspen Underwriting Ltd v Kairos Shipping Ltd (hull insurance, jurisdiction), The Cape Bari (Limitation Convention and collision with sea berth), Suez Fortune Investments  Ltd  v  Talbot  Underwriting  Ltd  (constructive  total  loss  of  an  oil  tanker  damaged  by  pirates), Rathbone Brothers plc v Novae Corporate Underwriting (insurance claim for breach of trust and subrogation), The Princess of the Stars  (reinsurance claim for the loss of a vessel in a typhoon), Sea Glory Maritime Co v Al Sagr National Insurance Co (The Nancy) (duty of utmost good faith, ISM warranty and public policy relating to a hull insurance claim), Arash Shipping v Groupama (impact of EU sanctions against Iran on a fleet insurance policy), Masefield v Amlin (insurance claim for cargo seized by Somali pirates), Gard v Tunnicliffe (reinsurance claim relating to Hurricane Rita losses), The WD Fairway (insurance claim relating to vessel damaged by collision), Limit v AXA (energy reinsurance treaty claim), and AIG v Faraday (D&O reinsurance).

Peter is recognised as a leading silk in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, being described as “The finest lawyer and a superb advocate, with an engaging and authoritative courtroom presence”, “a great person to work with, and a real team player”, a “fearsome advocate and a fantastic lawyer”, and “is praised for his winning combination of deep legal knowledge, great interpersonal skills and astute understanding of clients’ needs”.

Peter has practised as a commercial barrister at 7KBW since 2000. Prior to that, he practised as a commercial litigation solicitor for 10 years at a City law firm, where he was a partner for 4 years. Having practised as both barrister and solicitor has given Peter “the advantage over many of his peers of being able to converse fluently with solicitors and lay clients”. Peter teaches at UCL and has published widely, regarded as having “Strong academic credentials and pronounced creative streak”.