Graham Huntley is a founding partner of Signature Litigation and a senior specialist commercial and banking litigator. With his time at Signature and previously as a partner in a major international law firm, Graham has over 35 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. The Chambers UK 2022 Guide describes him as “a shining light in the litigation market” with “deep experience” and “immense strategic ability”. Previous recent editions describe him as “very bright, very hard-working, a good tactician” and “very committed and driven”. Graham has also been ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution: Litigation – UK, and has been noted as “a real force of nature” and a “real straight shooter who is supportive of the staff working with him”.
The Legal 500 UK 2022 recognises Graham in its ‘Hall of Fame’ for both banking litigation and commercial litigation, and a ‘Leading Individual’ for his civil fraud expertise. He is described as “a doyen of London banking litigation” and a “master tactician”. He is further praised as an “absolute star”, and an “outstanding lawyer [who] has a real skill in getting to the heart of the matter”. A commentator notes “client manner is second to none and the firm thrives on his leadership” and another comments Graham is “utterly dedicated; he will not hesitate to go the extra mile to get the result for his client”. Previous Guides have praised him as “hugely experienced” and an “exceptional litigator”. Graham is further 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 “an excellent and careful strategist with unparalleled knowledge of judges, barristers and arbitrators”. 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. Graham has also been recognised by Citywealth as a Leading Lawyer, as part of the ‘Citywealth Leaders List’ and is also consistently recognised in the Who’s Who Legal Guides for his litigation and asset recovery expertise.
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 past Trustee and 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, having served as International Pro-Bono Partner for ten years at his previous firm. He is currently a Director of the London Legal Support Trust as well as Chairman of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust.
Graduated University of Durham; Trained Lovell, White and King; Qualified 1986; Partner Lovells 1993; Founded Signature Litigation 2012