GRAHAM THOMPSON RANKED BAND 1 LAW FIRM BY CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2015
Chambers and Partners, the prestigious London-based legal services referral and ranking service, recently released its 2015 rankings of global law firms and attorneys. Bahamian law firm Graham Thompson, founded by Peter Graham over 60 years ago, once again garnered a top ranking with a “Band 1” designation for its Bahamian offices and its Turks and Caicos Islands practice.
According to Chambers Global editors “This well-established Bahamian firm provides the full range of legal services to overseas and domestic clients. It has an active commercial department, which advises on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, investment fund formation and private client trusts, as well as foreign investment deals."
"The firm's litigation team is active in the financial services sector and handles a high volume of insolvency mandates. The firm represents real estate developers in financings, as well as issues concerning hotel and resort management and operations. It also has experience in shipping and admiralty law."
Several of GT’s Partners received special mention, including former Attorney General Sean McWeeney, QC, who is described by Chambers as a "seasoned practitioner who enjoys a stellar reputation for his in-depth knowledge of trust and estate planning. Sources commend his strong knowledge of the local regulatory framework and say he is a great lawyer - intellectually and practically." He was previously commended for "his big-picture viewpoint, his greatest strength."
Nassau based Craig Roberts, a Partner with GT for over 40 years, was singled out as an "experienced partner renowned for his expertise in real estate and conveyancing matters. Clients are impressed with the high level of service he provides, and one source described him as an institution in his own right."
Freeport-based Partner Robert Adams, who heads up the Firm's litigation department was "commended by peers as a very able litigator. He handles a broad range of matters, from commercial cases through to environmental disputes." In 2014, Chambers reviewers found him a "bright, hard worker, who really knows how to get results for his clients."
Partner Dana Wells is "praised for his handling of high-end commercial work in the real estate sector. He regularly assists clients with large-scale transactions and resort financings." Chambers previously recognized him for "his strength in securities.”
Stephen Wilson, QC, the Partner who directs the Firms’ Turks and Caicos Islands Office, was described as a “litigation expert and fantastic advocate, who regularly handles large commercial disputes and is instructed on a variety of civil matters. Market sources say he is well researched, articulate and prepared, and is committed to his clients."
Managing Partner Judith Whitehead responded that “the Firm is honored and delighted to once again be included in the ranks of top law firms from 190 countries around globe with its Band 1 designation.”