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Graeme is a highly experienced and skilful advocate who has both prosecuted and defended over his 20 years at the independent bar. His calm and approachable style makes him very popular with clients and solicitors alike. He is always prepared to go out of his way to assist and advise priding himself on a 24/7 approach.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE
He specialises in defending cases of serious and organised crime. He has successfully built a nationwide client base, which sees him appearing in some of the most serious cases across most circuits. He is very much accustomed to dealing with large volumes of material and has a good understanding of digital evidence and cell-site material.
Throughout his time at the bar he has been instructed to defend in many high-profile and complex cases, from fraud and money laundering to serious violence and drugs cases. He has a particular expertise in representing those charged with criminal conspiracy. He has extensive knowledge of POCA and forfeiture proceedings, having prosecuted for HMRC for many years prior to specialising in defence work.
Graeme also has an interest in, and experience of, military law and courts martial. He was appointed junior legal adviser to the deputy commander of London District during an Army Board of Enquiry investigating an internal allegation involving certain military units operating in Northern Ireland.
Client charged in multi-handed money laundering case. Lasted 3 weeks in Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Client was charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He was said to be a high-ranking member of an international drug gang co-ordinating the importation and distribution of cocaine throughout the midlands and south of England. Lasted 8 weeks. The case involved masses of material including mobile phone data and international cell-site evidence. Led by Timothy Raggatt QC. Oxford Crown Court.
Acquittal of client in multi-handed conspiracy to steal. The trial lasted 6 weeks and centred on mobile phone data and cell site material. The only witness cross-examined by Graeme in this case was the prosecutions phone expert and his client was the only one acquitted. Chelmsford Crown Court.
Acquittal of client charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The client was a Chartered Legal Executive and police station representative accused of passing on information to a wanted suspect in a murder enquiry. This case involved close analysis of the contents of numerous digital storage devices. Lasted 5 weeks. Led by Timothy Raggatt QC. Reading Crown Court
Acquittal of client charged with s.18 GBH. The defendant and his partner were accused of causing serious and life changing brain injuries to their baby by shaking her. Trial lasted 3 weeks in Newcastle Crown Court before Mr Justice Gross. Led by Lee Karu QC. This case involved very interesting and complex medical evidence regarding non-accidental head trauma and required many hours of research to prepare cross-examination of expert witnesses.
Other activities and interests
- Licensed FA football coach
- Chairman of local sports club