Graham Reid > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Professional & Financial Risks


Partner who specialises in all aspects of legal services, lawyers and law firms.

There are four main strands to Graham’s practice: the defence of negligence claims against lawyers; coverage advice for professional indemnity insurers of law firms; acting for lawyers in respect of regulatory and internal investigations and disciplinary proceedings; and non-contentious advisory work relating to the professional conduct of lawyers, risk management, law firm set-up, internal compliance arrangements, data breach incidents affecting law firms, and related issues.

Further specialist areas of experience include: legal professional privilege and its application to law firms and regulatory investigations; risks to client confidentiality; litigation funding, damages-based agreements and third party funding; referral fees and law firm networks; and regulatory reporting obligations.


Self-employed barrister at Hailsham Chambers, 1992 – 2002; employed barrister with RPC from 2002 to date; Legal Director at RPC since 2011.


Professional Negligence Bar Association; Appointments to various committees of the Bar Standards Boards (currently, Professional Conduct Committee).


Oxford University (Magdalen College); City University; Inns of Court School of Law; Barrister, called 1993 (Middle Temple).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

RPC is best known for advising law firms and individual lawyers. It also assists clients in the insurance and accountancy professions. Its comprehensive offering ranges from the establishment of partnerships and LLPs through to their merger or dissolution. Team head Patrick Brodie  has expertise across advisory and dispute matters while Geraldine Elliott  advises partnerships in the legal sector. Graham Reid  assists clients in a range of sectors on disputes and regulatory issues. The firm also provides specialist tax advice.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

RPC‘s professional practices group focuses on the regulatory issues affecting the legal services sector, insolvency practitioners, accountants and architects. Graham Reid has ‘first-class knowledge‘ and, in Bristol, Robert Morris has longstanding experience in handling disciplinary and regulatory matters, while senior associate Emma Wherry assists with construction-related professional discipline work.