Graeme has a broad experience of all aspects of real estate litigation gained over 15 years, with a particular emphasis upon commercial landlord and tenant and development disputes, including expert determination.
Graeme's expertise includes acting for clients in relation to rent reviews, service charge disputes, development agreements, lease renewals, dilapidations, rights of way, boundary disputes, trespass claims, restrictive covenants, rights to light, forfeiture, claims for rectification, the recovery of rent arrears and claims for possession.
In addition to real estate litigation he also had a wide range of experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution, having acted for clients in many mediations and expert determinations.
His recent cases include successfully defending a claim for Ł2.6m in relation to a residential development joint venture agreement.
He has acted for the Manchester Airport Group for a number of years dealing with matters ranging from the recovery of rent and service charge arrears, contested lease renewal proceedings, the enforcement of rent review determinations, advising upon the status of tenants of the World Freight Terminal and advising in relation to the redevelopment of the airport apron to allow for the service of the Emirates Airbus A380.
Developments he has been involved in include, Bluecoat Arts Centre (Liverpool), Wythenshawe Shopping Centre, Great Homer Street (Liverpool), Ellesmere Shopping Centre (Walkden), Speke Shopping Centre and the Liverpool Garden Festival Site.
He acts for a large range of clients including St Modwen Properties Plc, Peel Holdings, Williams Group, Liverpool City Council, Geodis Wilson, Robinsons and JW Lees.
Graeme is on the board of directors of The Citadel Theatre in St Helens. He lives to travel and so far has visited over 65 countries, including North Korea. When home, he supports Burnley FC, newly promoted to the Premier League.
"A sound understanding of the law with a good appreciation of clients' commercial concerns".
"Good technical lawyer"
Chambers and Partners