“He really is at the top of his game – he has years of experience and really marshals the resources of his team well. He provides a quick response and is very flexible.”

Chambers UK 2019

Graham is one of the most experienced litigators in London.

The Legal 500 UK 2016

Graham is commended as a litigator you would not want to have on the other side.

The Legal 500 UK 2016

An excellent and careful strategist with unparalleled knowledge of judges, barristers and arbitrators.

The Legal 500 UK 2017

Graham is one of the doyens of the London litigation market.

The Legal 500 UK 2017

An “extremely creative and lateral lawyer“.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

A “highly rated litigator“.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Sources describe him as a first-class litigator who thinks deeply about his cases, is fantastic on the strategy and really committed to clients.

Chambers UK 2019

“Graham is one of the best litigators I know.”

Chambers UK 2019

Graham “is extremely clever and a brilliant tactician who knows exactly when to push on and when to pull back – he is fearless without being foolish.“

Chambers UK 2019

Graham is “that rare breed of senior litigator who rolls up his sleeves and doesnt simply delegate to associates“.

The Legal 500 UK 2014

Graham “is extremely energetic and a clever, inventive lawyer looking for solutions.“

Chambers UK 2017

Sources say he is “a real force of nature” and a “real straight shooter who is supportive of the staff working with him.“

Chambers UK 2017

Graham “gets results for his clients” and “has got it evolved to an art form.“

Chambers UK 2017

Graham “has a fine legal brain, but is also commercially astute. He is certainly a lawyer that you want fighting your corner, not the other way round.“

Chambers Global 2018

“Graham Huntley is a “formidable, tenacious and committed” litigator.“

Chambers Global 2018

Sources say: “He is the sort of lawyer who unearths and chases down fraud.“

Chambers UK 2016

Graham is a “very well-known figure in the litigation world” and a “superb technical lawyer.“

Chambers UK 2016

Sources say he is extremely tenacious and keeps the clients interests in mind.

Chambers UK 2015

Graham is an intense and effective solicitor with an incredibly client-focused approach.

Chambers UK 2015

Graham Huntley of Signature Litigation is highly regarded for his experience in fraud disputes and investigations. Sources admire his real eye for detail.’

Chambers UK 2015

Biography

Graham Huntley is a founding partner of Signature Litigation and a specialist commercial and banking litigator. With his time at Signature and previously as a partner in a major international law firm, Graham has 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation.

Graham is consistently recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers as one of the UK’s highest ranked commercial and banking litigators and has been involved in some of the most significant cases of recent years. Chambers UK describes him as “an intense and effective solicitor with an incredibly client-focused approach” and he has previously been described as “very bright, very hard-working, a good tactician” and “very committed and driven”. Graham is also ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global 2018 for Dispute Resolution: Litigation – UK, and is noted as being “a real force of nature” and a “real straight shooter who is supportive of the staff working with him”.

The Legal 500 UK 2020 recognises Graham as a ‘Leading Individual’ for his banking litigation, commercial litigation and civil fraud expertise. Graham is considered “a leading figure in commercial dispute resolution and widely regarded as a rainmaker” and “a force of nature, a very impressive litigator with a deeply commercial intelligence and a willingness to go more than the extra mile for his clients.” The Guide has also noted Graham is an “extremely creative and lateral lawyer“. The Legal 500 UK 2017 regards Graham as “one of the doyens of the London litigation market” who is “an excellent and careful strategist with unparalleled knowledge of judges, barristers and arbitrators” and also includes him in ‘The Legal 500 Hall of Fame’. In The Legal 500 UK 2016, Graham is commended as a litigator “you would not want to have on the other side” and “one of the most experienced litigators in London”. Graham is praised for his ability to bring “huge experience” to cases. He has also been recognised by Citywealth as a Leading Lawyer, as part of the ‘Citywealth Leaders List’.

Graham acts for banks, fund managers and life assurers in relation to M&A disputes, public and private investigations, shareholder and joint venture disputes as well as a range of economic tort claims. Graham also has extensive experience of warranty claims and professional indemnity work for a range of corporate and financial institutions as well as for professionals. His experience of ADR includes three of the UK’s most significant mediations involving financial institutions.

Graham Huntley is a Trustee and past President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and has served as a member of several judicial and professional working parties including the Commercial Court Users’ Group. He has rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.

Graham also has a long standing commitment to pro-bono work. He served as International Pro-Bono Partner for ten years at his previous firm and is currently a Director of the London Legal Support Trust as well as Chairman of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust.

Experience

  • Advising an investment bank based in London and the CIS in relation to several fee and market practice issues arising under banking mandates and totalling $140 million in unpaid fees and damages.
  • Conducting heavy Commercial Court proceedings in relation to a range of financial transactions in respect of which allegations of conspiracy, fraud, breach of tortious duty, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty under English and Luxembourg laws are all in issue.
  • Advising authorised persons in relation to an ongoing investigation by US regulators (the SEC and the DOJ) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority into the obligations and practices regarding the mark-to-market of a complex book of credit default swaps involving detailed and expert analysis of the marking of tranche trades and index trades.

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