Peter is one of only five Australian solicitors to receive a "star" ranking in Chambers 2011 guide, one of 10 in 2012, one of 7 in 2013 and one of 9 in 2014. Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 said "Peter Pether's pre-eminence in construction litigation is widely acknowledged by his peers and one client called him "the best litigator I've ever worked with; he's a master at work and a joy to watch."
Chambers Global Guide 2009 said Peter "... 'one of the best lawyers in Australia' and 'a no-nonsense litigator who does not mess around'." He was also nominated as a leading lawyer in ALB's Guide to Construction Law 2009, where he was named as an "exceptional lawyer and a top strategist".
Chambers Global Guide 2010 said Peter "... drew high acclaim from both clients and peers. One peer hailed him as 'the pre-eminent back-end lawyer' while a client highlighted his superb expertise." Who's Who Legal Construction 2010 described Peter as a "doyen of construction disputes".
Peter is listed as a leading lawyer in three categories - construction, alternative dispute resolution and litigation by Best Lawyer? 2012 and 2013 and APL 500 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2010/2011 said "Mallesons Stephen Jaques 'consistently gives a very high level of service' and 'is exceptional when it comes to strategic thinking in construction related litigation'. The 'outstanding' Peter Pether is adept at complex, high-value construction disputes".
Doyle's Guide for 2011 described Peter as "the market's most strategic litigator".
Peter works on major disputes in all of the Australian States and Territories.
He has also worked extensively in the resolution of disputes outside Australia, including major project work involving projects or disputes in England, Wales, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Mozambique, Indonesia, Malaysia and Dubai.
Peter has successfully resolved disputes about road, rail, stadium, energy, mining, airport, port, pipeline, dredging, power, telecommunications, defence, process plant, tunnelling, ticketing, water, waste, commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Peter works with a wonderful team of dedicated lawyers.
In the period 2005-2012 Peter has acted on the public record in major matters for:
- Australand Corporation (NSW) Pty Ltd
- Barclay Mowlem Construction Limited/Laing O'Rourke (BMC) Limited
- Brookfield Multiplex
- Conneq Infrastructure (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
- Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd
- Lend Lease
- Sydney Airport Corporation Limited
- He has acted for significant other contractors, financiers and owners in many private matters.
- 1984 - 1989: Solicitor, Westgarth Middletons, Sydney
- 1989 - 1990: Solicitor, Lovell White Durrant, London
- 1991 - 2001: Solicitor and Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney
- January 2002 - present: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney.