Teresa Rosen Peacocke

Year of Call:
1982 (England & Wales); 2004 (New York)
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Teresa Peacocke is an American, called to the English Bar in 1982 and admitted as an attorney in New York in 2004. She specializes in Commercial and Chancery litigation, Professional Negligence, Anglo-American cross border litigationPrivate International Law and Domestic and International Arbitration and Mediation.


Teresa practices in London and from her New York office as an English Barrister and a New York attorney, and appears pro hac vice in other courts in the US. She often acts for UK based clients engaged in contentious business in the US.

Notable cases

A and B v C, D and E [2020] EWCA Civ 409: Court of Appeal holds that third parties can be compelled to give evidence in support of foreign seated arbitration under s.44(2)(a) of the Arbitration Act 1996

llergan, Inc. v Amazon Medica [2018] EWHC 307 (QB): setting aside order for discovery and oral evidence pursuant to a letter of request issued by a California court

Abbott Laboratories et al v Adelphia Supply USA et al 15-CV-5826 (CBA) EDNY: motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction

Walsh v Needleman Treon [2014] EWHC 2554 (Ch): partnership

Murphy v Rayner [2013] EWHC 3878 (Ch): proprietary estoppel, undue influence

Burgher and Jaffe v Bryant, 12-CV-04042 SDNY: partnership dispute

Esso Exploration and Production Chad, Inc. v Taylors International Services Ltd, No. 06-5673-CV, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 293 Fed. Appx. 34; 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 20042, September 17, 2008: manifest disregard of the law in commercial arbitration

Teresa regularly advises and acts for private clients on contentious estate planning and will making matters and issues relating to domicile and capital taxation.

Notable Private Client & Trusts cases

National Westminster Bank Plc v Lucas et al [2016] EWHC 1934 (Ch): administration and distribution of the estate of the late Sir James Savile

Rayner v Lord Chancellor [2015] EWCA Civ 1124 (Court of Appeal): costs recovery from Legal Aid

Marley v Rawlings [2014] UKSC 2 – Successful appeal to UK Supreme Court on court’s power to rectify wills

National Westminster Bank Plc v Gill (Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Etridge (No 2) [2002] 2 AC 773: bank security documents over real property/ undue influence

Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Etridge (No 2) [2002] UKHL 44 – House of Lords decision on undue influence by husband towards wife in lending transactions

Teresa has acted for professionals and claimants in professional liability litigation, arbitrations and mediations.

Notable Professional Negligence cases

Gosden and anr v Halliwell Landau and anr [2021] EWHC 159 (Comm): Solicitors’ negligence case in which Court upholds duty of care owed to beneficiaries of inter vivos estate planning scheme

Gosden and anr v Halliwell Landau and anr [2020] EWCA Civ 42

Gosden and anr v Halliwell Landau and anr [2019] EWHC 155 (Ch)

Bacciottini v Gotelee & Goldsmith [2016] EWCA Civ 170 (Court of Appeal): solicitors’ negligence

White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207 – Solicitors’ negligence

Walker v Medlicott & Sons [1999] 1 All ER 685: solicitor’s liability; rectification

Cancer Research Campaign v Ernest Brown & Co. [1997] STC 1425: solicitor’s liability to charities for inheritance tax

White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207: solicitors’ negligence

Feltham v Freer Bouskell [2013] EWHC 1952 (Ch): solicitors’ negligence

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Teresa Rosen Peacocke is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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  • ‘The Relationship Necessary to Raise a Presumption of Undue Influence’ (2020) forthcoming in STEP Trusts Quarterly Review
  • ‘Disclosure against foreign clients and lawyers: lessons for trust lawyers from Kiobel v Cravath Swaine & Moore’ Trusts & Trustees, Volume 25, Issue 8, Oct 2019, Pages 818-823 https://doi.org/10.1093/tandt/ttz068
  • ‘White v Jones Revisited: The Current Scope of White v Jones and Walker v Geo. H. Medlicott & Son After Pitt v Holt and Marley v Rawlings’ Trust Quarterly Review (STEP) December 2018
  • ‘Advising Clients in US Disputes (Changes in the Law of Personal Jurisdiction and NY Temporary Practice Rules’ Law Society Gazette (2018), 115(2), 22
  • ‘Differential Discovery’ Commercial Litigation Journal (2015), 64 (Nov/Dec), 10-11
  • ‘Personal Jurisdiction of US Courts over UK Individuals and Companies’ Corporate Briefing (2015) Oct, 6-8
  • ‘Liability of Professionals Retained by Settlors and Trustees Following Pitt v Holt; Futter v Futter Professional Negligence P.N. (2011) Vol.27 No.4 Pages 200-220, and Trust Law International (2011) 25(3), 125-144
  • ‘The Remedy in White v Jones cases: Smoothing the Analytical Wrinkles’ Professional Negligence P.N. (2008) Vol.24 No.3 Pages 138-153

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