Peter Cusick

Peter Cusick


Peter joined Roythornes in January 2016 as part of our Agriculture, Food and Litigation teams.

Peter advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes including partnership and shareholder disputes, banking litigation, agency law, contractual disputes and professional negligence claims

He has a national reputation for successfully handling complex cases against the Rural Payments Agency and Defra, particularly in the area of fruit and vegetable producer organisations (POs) and subsidies. These cases often have a European dimension and Peter has acted in the European Court of Justice.

"He is incredibly efficient and immediate in his response. He is totally up to date with all the legal aspects of a dispute. He is very quick to grasp the essential implications of any situation, and to clearly see options to resolve the problem. He has a brilliant legal mind." Chambers UK 2015

Peter was instructed by the farmers whose livestock contracted Foot and Mouth Disease in 2007 (and the associated test cases), giving rise to the important decision of D Pride and Partners and Others v (1) Institute for Animal Health (2) Merial Animal Health Limited and (3) DEFRA. [2009] All E.R. (D) 09.

"We received an excellent service from Peter, very professional and extensive knowledge on the subject in question. I would definitely use his services again should the need arise and I have no hesitation in recommending him" A Producer Organisation client.

Peter is listed as a leading solicitor with the major legal directories and is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.