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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Fax:
Fax 020 7306 0095
DX:
311 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.wilberforce.co.uk

Graeme Halkerston

Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Email:
Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)

Position

Barrister with a wide-ranging commercial experience with particular emphasis on commercial, banking and financial services cases with international elements. He has broad experience of litigation involving hedge funds, private equity structures and other alternative investment vehicles, including related insolvency and company issues, and disputes involving complex financial products, including derivatives, leveraging vehicles and structured products. Another significant element of Graeme’s practice involves cross-border fraud, particularly the interim orders associated with such disputes including freezing orders, disclosure orders, anti-suit injunctions and jurisdiction challenges. He is a specialist in offshore litigation and disputes involving offshore structures and entities, having worked for several years as a partner in a leading firm in the Cayman Islands. Graeme has spoken widely on issues of offshore law associated with the global economic downturn. He also undertakes professional liability work, both claimant and defendant, particularly in relation to claims associated with financial services, including claims against auditors, lawyers, directors, investment managers, fund administrators and other professional service providers.

Career

Called: 1994; Middle temple; tenant 1 Essex Court 1995-2007; partner Appleby, Cayman Islands 2007-2012; tenant Wilberforce Chambers 2012.

Member

Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

Oxford University (BA Jurisprudence), Law School, University of Pennsylvania (LLM).


London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading juniors

Graeme Halkerston - Wilberforce ChambersA strong and commercial barrister.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading juniors

Graeme Halkerston - Wilberforce ChambersHe brings prior expertise as a litigator in a Caribbean firm.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Graeme Halkerston - Wilberforce ChambersHighly regarded.

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