Peter has been a property lawyer in Radlett for over 40 years, helping individuals, families and companies buy and sell their property. With his years of experience and reputation in the area, Peter has probably acted on the sale or purchase of a property in every street in Radlett.

He retired as a partner in the firm in 2009 and now advises as a consultant based at our Radlett office. Peter is still very much in demand for his local knowledge and excellent client service.


Peter specialises in property law, advising both individuals and businesses locally in Hertfordshire and across the UK.

He regularly advises other lawyers and agents in the area on the complexities of the property scene in Radlett. Peter is also has an active notarial practice serving a variety of commercial and private clients.

Peter studied law at King’s College London in 1965. He trained at Linklaters and qualified in 1967. He left Linklaters in 1971 to join Turner & Evans (now Debenhams Ottaway) and became a partner in 1973.

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Peter is a member of the Notarial Society.

What Clients Say
  • The overall service we received was tremendous, Peter and Lisa have been thorough throughout the whole process. We are extremely grateful to have had such a great team supporting us. As we were recommended by a family member, we will also be recommending Debenhams Ottaway to friends and colleagues. Thank you for your services.

  • Peter Hayes was calm, reassuring, efficient and professional. He always communicated very clearly in layman’s terms and was pro-active in seeking solutions to any challenges that arose. We could not have felt in safer hands and were treated with courtesy and respect and made to feel as if we were his only clients. His prompt, clear communication was very much appreciated and we are delighted with the way that the sale of our property was handled.

  • Their professionalism and the empathy on display when dealing with our cases. The level of service is consistently of the highest order.

    Orlando & Laura Heron, Laura Heron Homes Limited
  • [The best aspect of the service was Peter’s] understanding of the stressful situation surrounding my move. Lisa’s support of Peter and of me was exceptional.

  • The letters were very easy to understand for first time buyers. A friendly and efficient service!

  • Peace of mind knowing I was in safe hands and knowing that Peter was on top of our case at all times.

  • Communication was great. I felt people got back to me with answers to my questions and the printed breakdowns of the process of buying a house were very helpful.

    Caroline Swanne
  • Your way of dealing with a prolonged sale / purchase was outstanding. Very proactive and solutions driven with an excellent and balanced view.

  • You communicated regularly and with clarity. You advised on what course we should take, were unphased by the appalling lawyers on the other side. Most importantly as soon as an e mail was sent to you, you responded quickly.