Graham Huntley > Signature Litigation LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Signature Litigation LLP Offices
138 FETTER LANE
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Graham is a Founding Partner of Signature Litigation, and has over 30 years’ experience as a commercial and banking litigator. Graham has been consistently ranked as one of the UK’s highest ranked commercial litigators and has been involved in some of the most significant disputes of recent years.
Graham acts for banks, fund managers and life assurers in relation to M&A disputes, public and private investigations, shareholder and joint venture disputes, economic tort claims, and regulatory disputes and investigations. 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 most significant UK mediations involving financial institutions. Graham is a past president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and has been a member of several judicial and professional working parties. He has rights of audience in the Higher Courts in England and Wales.
Trained, Lovell, White and King 1984; qualified, 1986; Partner Lovells 1993; Founding Partner, Signature Litigation 2012.
Trustee and Director of the London Legal Support Trust and of the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau; Chairman of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust; Member and past President of London Solicitors Litigation Association; Former Member of the Commercial Court Users Group.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Signature Litigation LLP‘s ‘dedicated and meticulous’ fraud group is active in investigations and large-scale disputes, in which they act for claimants and defendants in various countries. Graham Huntley, who is described by one client as a ‘veteran of large fraud cases’, primarily acts for banks, fund managers and life insurers in civil fraud disputes. ‘Extremely experienced practitioner’ Julian Connerty is a specialist in international fraud and asset recovery actions. In a recent mandate, the team acted for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders who brought unprecedented claims under Section 90 of the FSMA against RBC over its failed 2008 rights issue, resulting in a favourable settlement.
Specialist disputes firm Signature Litigation LLP is ‘able to flex their team swiftly in order to accommodate deadlines and budgets‘, particularly in financial services sector disputes. ‘Exceptional litigator‘ Graham Huntley leads the team and has strong experience in warranty claims and professional indemnity disputes. Daniel Spendlove ‘is able to turn his hand to all forms of commercial litigation‘ and counts financial services, mining, oil and gas and reinsurance among his sector specialisms; Abdulali Jiwaji (who ‘is always on the ball and has a good tactical brain‘) focuses on contentious regulatory matters, and Tom Snelling (who recently joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) adds experience in private equity, consumer products and retail sector disputes.
Signature Litigation LLP is ‘unusually well placed in the market as a boutique firm that has experience of big ticket banking litigation‘. It has ‘the agility to deal with matters of all kinds‘ and has particular experience in multiparty and multijurisdictional disputes. Practice head Graham Huntley is ‘hugely experienced‘ in acting for banks, fund managers and life assurers in M&A, shareholder disputes, economic tort claims and contentious regulatory matters, while Abdulali Jiwaji, who is ‘a steady hand during turbulent times‘, focuses on contentious regulatory matters. Julian Connerty has particular experience handlings group claims, while Tom Snelling, who recently joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, also has a breadth of litigation and contentious regulatory experience including in the banking and financial services sector. Senior associates of note include the ‘excellent‘ Rory Spillman and the ‘exceptional‘ Becca Hogan who is praised for her ‘good instincts and a commercial approach‘.
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