Peter qualified in 1992 as a solicitor having worked for a High Street practice as a para-legal since 1986.
His experience in Criminal work ranges from Defending those accused of the most serious of criminal offences such as Murder,Rape,serious Fraud to serious traffic offences including causing death by Dangerous Driving.
Mr Fernando has experience in prosecution as well defence ,although for the last 20 years his experience is as a Criminal Defence specialist.
Mr Fernando had started his career in Kent where he worked for over 7 years ,then working in Central and South East London to setting up his own practice in South East London.
He ran a successful practice with a strong family department as well as Defending the most serious of cases. Some of Peter’s cases are precedent cases with decisions in the House of Lords(now the Supreme Court of Justice). Notable cases where Mr Fernando conducted the defence include the following :-
2020- Defending a young person accused of Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs- Woolwich Crown Court – client was acquitted after Mr Fernando made representations to the prosecution prior to the trial.
2018- Defending the main person accused of Conspiring to Supply Class B Drugs worth £70 million in the United Kingdom. Regina V B -Snaresbrook Crown Court -the defendant was acquitted.
2017- Defending person accused of endangering 4 passenger aircrafts approaching Heathrow by shining laser beams causing temporary blindness . Prosecution offered no evidence after the Defence expert could not be contradicted by the prosecution expert.
B v British Army where Mr Fernando succeeded in applying for Habeas Corpus at 4.30 in the morning “appearing” before the High Court of Justice to argue that the soldier should be released to his parents and not be taken to barracks where he would be subject to further bullying.
R v C :-Peter defended a person accused of serious and complex Fraud. Trawling through unused material to find evidence which made the prosecution offering no further evidence.
Representing the respondent in care proceedings where the social services had argued that the father who was HIV positive was not a fit father to look after his children. The children were given shared care and control to the father and mother at the final hearing at the family proceedings Court.
Mr Fernando has wide experience in mental health law and practice often achieving the best result possible in difficult circumstances for individuals facing grave accusations.
Peter will go that extra mile to fight for the client where others would stop searching.