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Teresa Rosen Peacocke

Teresa Rosen Peacocke

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Teresa Rosen Peacocke is an American, called to the English Bar in 1982 and admitted as an attorney in New York in 2004. She specialises in Commercial and Chancery litigation, Private International Law and International Arbitration. She has appeared several times in the House of Lords (now the UK Supreme Court), most notably in White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207 and in Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Etridge (No 2) [2002] UKHL 44 and Marley v Rawlings [2014] UKSC 2.

Teresa practises as an English barrister and a New York attorney, and appears pro hac vice in other courts in the US. She is an accredited and experienced mediator, an experienced Arbitrator and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Arbitrators, and a Governor (non-voting) of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.

Selection of cases

Allergan, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Teresa is the author of numerous articles on issues in chancery and international litigation and professional negligence including: 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 The Remedy in White v Jones cases: Smoothing the Analytical Wrinkles, Professional Negligence P.N. (2008) Vol.24 No.3 Pages 138-153. Also she regularly writes for LexisNexis.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Anglo-American Real Property Institute (Governor 2000 – present)
  • Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists
  • Centre for Dispute Resolution (Qualified Mediator)
  • Royal Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners

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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