Graeme has extensive experience in public law cases, this being the central element of his practice for over 15 years. He represents local authorities, parents and other family members, and guardians. In terms of seriousness, Graeme has been instructed in cases involving allegations of sexual & physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence/abuse, drugs, mental health issues, learning disabilities, non-accidental injury and death. He has appeared in the Family Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal, and is regularly instructed on behalf of the Official Solicitor.
Graeme has a particular interest in without notice applications in family proceedings and has contributed to lectures and training events about them, including one that was broadcast by LegalTV. Graeme has recently lectured about FGM Protection Orders.
- Family Law Bar Association
Qualifications & awards:
- BA (Hertford College, Oxford); MA (Queen’s College, Oxford); DPhil (Worcester College, Oxford); GDL (College of Law, London); BVC (ICSL)
Graeme was a pupil and then tenant at College Chambers, Southampton. Before coming to the bar, Graeme studied Egyptology and received various academic awards, including a Major State Studentship from the British Academy.
Away from work, Graeme is an undistinguished epeeist, an unenthusiastic runner, and his efforts in the gym have yet to see him crowned Mr Universe. He enjoys the works of Graham Greene and 1950s and 1960s radio comedy programmes, as a result of which, many of his jokes are older than he is.