Adelaide Lawyers - Peter Jakobsen

Peter Jakobsen

Peter has a wealth of experience in many areas of the law but practises primarily in the areas of civil and commercial litigation including employment matters, negligence, defamation, leasing and contractual disputes and debt collection.

Peter is a skilled and clever advocate that brings all of his intelligence and over 30 years of Court room experience to each and every matter to achieve excellent results for his clients.

You will get from Peter:

  • an honest appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of your case;
  • an estimate of costs and prospects of success;
  • lateral thinking as to the best way to achieve your objectives; and
  • fearless and forceful advocacy on your behalf.

Peter has represented clients in Court cases in numerous jurisdictions since 1983. He has appeared as counsel in a number of civil cases in the Supreme, District, Industrial and Magistrates Courts, the Federal Court of Australia, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and in the Muirhead Royal Commission. He has instructed in matters before the High Court of Australia and in jury trials in the Supreme and District Courts. For several years before joining Beger & Co he acted as an independent litigation consultant.

Peter spends much of his time resolving litigation on behalf of his clients, believing that the high costs of taking a matter to trial, should be carefully balanced against the potential gains. This involves a broad appreciation of the dynamics of litigation, understanding “commercial realities” and the effective use of alternate dispute resolution where appropriate.

He is a long-suffering supporter and former Board Member of the Glenelg Football Club, which he has represented before the Environmental Resources and Development Court pro bono publico, as well as providing advice on countless legal issues of importance to the Club and its local community. He is a Player Advocate of long standing for the Club.

Whether you are considering taking action to enforce your legal rights or being threatened with a claim, Peter welcomes the opportunity to discuss matters with you.

Please contact Peter on 8362 6400 or email Peter Jakobsen.

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Client Reviews

Peter Jacobsen handled a commercial dispute for me. He was thorough, highly professional, good to work with, an excellent communicator and provided legal advice that was right on the mark. With his help, we were able to settle the matter in a mutually agreeable manner... read review »
Harry Bradford
Peter is very prompt to my emails. He suggested ways to help me based on initially email. Can’t thank him enough for his help. Will refer my associates and business partners to him.
Patrick Leong
Peter Jakobsen is one it the best lawyers I have seen. Peter was extremely helpful, professional and understanding, and I was very happy with the outcome of my case involving defamation, especially during a stressful time. I would return to the practice again for any... read review »
I highly recommend Peter Jakobsen! Only positive experiences and excellent information, support and outcomes.
Sabine Christelli
I instructed Peter Jakobsen at Beger & Co for approximately four years on the same case. From the outset Peter has been prompt, polite, friendly and has helped guide me through some arguably difficult times. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending him to anyone... read review »
Ferg Ferguson
Consulting with Beger & Co Lawyers was a pleasant experience thanks to Peter Jakobsen. He was honest, cooperative, and eager to go above and beyond. Law firms are highly driven by culture, so if one lawyer impresses you, chances are they all will. I’d... read review »
Alex Alvarez
I engaged Beger & Co to resolve a debt matter that had been outstanding for more than 10 years. The loan was to ex in-laws who showed no sign of ever repaying the money. Peter Jakobsen helped me. He was knowledgeable and efficient and devised a... read review »
Paul Le Poidevin
Peter from Beger & Co is my go to for non-paying business customers. I have used them now on 3-4 occasions with a 100% success rate. I was using other companies previously which had little or no effectiveness to get payment. If you require responsive and... read review »
Haydn Clark
Excellent customer service. In depth legal knowledge. [Peter Jakobsen]
Peter Kelly
A big thank you to Peter Jacobsen of Beger & Co for a successful result on a substantial outstanding debt which was long overdue. Thanks Peter.
Jeanette Rosadoni
My wife and I have used Beger & Co for approximately 15 years. Our interactions with both Danny Beger and Peter Jakobsen have always been open and friendly. Their first and foremost consideration is their client and getting the best outcomes for them. We trust their... read review »
Michael Reardon
Fantastic service! We are a NSW based debt collection agency (Fast Track Debt Collection) and we needed help with a debtor in South Australia. Peter and the team handled our matter from start to finish, providing a finished Judgment that we could then enforce for... read review »
Amba Fitzgerald, Fast Track Debt Collection
Peter was friendly, efficient and the process was painless and smooth, from start to finish.
Grant & Melanie
Outstanding work by Peter Jakobson and colleagues on a case involving the Retail and Commercial Leases Act. Intelligent, thoughtful and approachable.
Bronny Walsh
I cannot thank Peter Jakobsen of Beger & Co enough and I could not be any happier with the experience that I had when dealing with him. Peter was professional at all times but showed me compassion and displayed sympathy for my cause. The circumstances... read review »
Jon Gilligan
A quick response to my online enquiry, an appointment made, a meeting followed and it was all STRESS free, simply the best way to be when dealing with our confusing laws! In the right setting, Danny & Peter don’t mind telling a good joke... read review »
Ali Skipworth
I have been in business for nearly 40 years and for the last 20 years my accountant John Humphries and my lawyer Danny Beger have been a major part of my company’s success. Danny Beger and Peter Jakobsen are excellent lawyers and great to have on... read review »
Ian Carey
Scott and I have known Danny and Emma for more than 10 years. We had no hesitation in engaging their services last year when we had a business circumstance for which we needed significant legal assistance. We were grateful to be assisted by friends, and new... read review »
Karen Lindqvist, Outcome Accounting
Beger & Co Lawyers have acted for my family for many years and have prepared our wills and enduring powers of attorney, acted as our conveyancers in property transactions and resolved disputes. They are really experienced lawyers that are easy to talk to and they... read review »
Sonja Rogasch
Great team at Beger & Co. Its refreshing to speak to legal guys who call a spade a spade!
Michael Bishop
I have used the office of Beger & Co Lawyers for a number of private matters and also business matters and I am very happy to say that the results obtained were in my/our favor on every occasion. The level of expertise has always... read review »
Warren McLean, Master Butchers Co-op Ltd
I have been a client of Beger & Co since 2009 and can recommend them highly. They are my preferred legal provider for the many varied arts and entertainment projects generated nationally through my brand. Their advice and representation has been and continues to be invaluable.
Sam Cook
I understand it is hard to find and choose a good lawyer, I hope this may help anyone who is searching to find one. I have used Beger & Co, for many years and have always found them to be professional and so easy to... read review »
Ian Ogden, Heatworks Coolworks
A small firm with the professionalism and expertise of some of the large national law firms. Client relationship stands out within Beger & Co and you feel that Danny and his team are sincere about looking after your interests. This is a firm you can... read review »
Uwe Ebert
I have dealt with both Danny Beger & Peter Jakobsen from Beger & Co over many years & have found their common sense & practical approach to problem solving as well as a sturdy resolve, to serve us well, both in business planning & dispute... read review »
Matthew Peart, Wintulichs Pty Ltd
Danny Beger and Peter Jakobsen from Beger & Co Lawyers have impressed us with their efficient, professional manner – an approach that not only inspired confidence, but generated the results we were looking for.
Hamish Campbell, Gourmet Poultry
My accountant suggested Danny.  Beger & Co have since looked after me. Friends have sought his advice and have all appreciated my recommendation. Recently I had an ongoing issue that as a Power of Attorney I was unable to resolve the problem. In handing over... read review »
Ian Carter
I have used Danny and his team on various occasions for business and personal matters and have always found them to be very efficient and competent. The advice has always been well explained and phone calls are returned promptly. As an accountant I have referred... read review »
Les Bowyer, LBH Accountants
The best “one-stop-shop” I have come across. I chose Beger for my father’s estate which included probate, drawing up a contract for private sale of the family home, and conveyancing. They had all the expertise under the one roof. They lived up to everything... read review »
Bob Higgins
As a small family business we have found Beger & Co’s advice invaluable over the years. Their service is professional yet personal and you always get a call or email back – not the constant follows ups we have experienced with the “big” law firms.... read review »
Sharon Rodgers
I have no hesitation in recommending my consulting clients to the legal team I use myself. Beger’s no nonsense, commercially savvy approach to legal issues is appreciated by busy people looking for value for money.
Alan Royce
I like their approach, very straightforward and easy to deal with. I frequently recommend Beger & Co to my friends and colleagues.
Chris Steele
Our business has a 10 year relationship with Beger and Co that has a foundation based on trust, honesty, and sound advice. This firm provides in-depth guidance to our business in areas including industrial relations, understanding contract requirements to implement successful Government services, as well as... read review »
Steve Harrington, PPC
Like BP, Peter Jakobsen is a quiet achiever, he is a man of few words, but gets results, he certainly did for me. I have no hesitation in recommending him and the firm of Beger & Co.
Paul Brennan, Brennans Solicitors
We have been dealing with Beger & Co for a couple of years now. We have found them to have a rare blend of deep and broad legal knowledge coupled with a no-nonsense approach. On several occasions they have made recommendations that were not the... read review »
Gary McRae, Cadgile
I have been using Beger & Co Lawyers since the mid-1990s. They have done loads of conveyancing work for me and my extended family and I highly recommend them to all my friends. I have also consulted them about various property and commercial legal... read review »
Melinda Mayne, Pet Let
Thanks for your help in turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse.
Michael Gilbert
Peter Jakobsen's Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews.