Call: 1993 QC: 2008
Graeme’s practice is split primarily between domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, insurance litigation and arbitration, professional liability claims, and sports work. He is regularly appointed as an Arbitrator and Mediator.
Prior to taking Silk in 2008 Graeme appeared for a number of years in the top tiers of leading juniors in the Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession and Legal 500 in a number of different fields. In 2005 he was short-listed for Junior of the Year at the Chambers and Partners awards.
In 2008 Graeme became the youngest member of the Bar that year to be appointed to Silk. He is now ranked in the directories as a leading silk in various fields. In 2015 Graeme was awarded Professional Negligence Silk of the Year by Chambers and Partners. Quotes from the Directories include:
‘A rising star ... the best thing since sliced bread’; ‘A highly effective advocate’; ‘Exceptionally talented’; ‘A real star ... he is just fantastic and can turn his mind to anything’; ‘His judgment is first-rate and he works like a Trojan’; ‘An intelligent advocate and a formidable opponent … top drawer … solid, reliable and likeable …’; ‘A fearless advocate with a real instinct for running cases’; ‘... Outstanding [in professional negligence] ... an invaluable and credible weapon’; ‘Has incredible judgment ... a silk who looks to do things with imagination’; 'One of the most proficient barristers I have ever worked with'; 'Fantastic on his feet … superb in front of a tribunal’; ‘… Quick-thinking and thoroughly analytical’ … Appropriately aggressive when he needs to be… assured and unambiguous … a dream with clients …’
Graeme is a member of COMBAR, the ChBA, the PNBA and BASL.
A full CV is available on request.
M.A. (Cantab.) (Law, First Class)