Graham Thompson Attains BAND 1 Ranking from Chambers Global

March 9, 2014

Chambers and Partners, the prestigious London-based legal services referral and ranking service, released its 2014 rankings of global law firms and attorneys in mid March.   Leading Bahamian law firm Graham Thompson, founded by Peter Graham over 60 years, once again garnered a top ranking with a “BAND 1” designation for its Bahamian practice, as well as for its recently-opened Turks and Caicos Islands office.

According to Chambers Global editors “This leading commercial firm remains at the cutting-edge of the banking and financial services sector in The Bahamas. The team has significant experience in financing, corporate restructuring and capital markets, and clients include major real estate developers and financial institutions. The firm’s broader expertise also includes labour law, trusts and civil litigation.”

Several of Graham Thompson’s Partners received special mention, including former Attorney General Sean McWeeney, QC, who is “highly regarded for his knowledge of trusts” and commended for “his big-picture viewpoint, his greatest strength.”

Craig Roberts, Graham Thompson’s Property & Development Group Chairman “has earned the respect of peers for his real estate practice, and his wide-ranging experience in this field includes major developments both in The Bahamas and abroad.”

Freeport-based litigator Robert Adams is a “very good, thorough and well-rounded advocate who handles a variety of commercial and corporate disputes as well as labour and employment matters”.  Reviewers found him  a “bright, hard worker, who really knows how to get results for his clients.”

Dana Wells,  Chairman of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Group is a “key member of the Firm’s well-respected  real estate team, and is also recognized for his strength in securities.”
Stephen Wilson QC, the Partner who directs the Firms’ Turks and Caicos Islands Office, was described as a “highly regarded litigator who acts for clients on a broad range of disputes including insolvency and employment matters.”

Managing Partner Judith Whitehead responded to the Chambers Global rankings,  indicating that “the firm is honored to once again be included in the ranks of top law firms around globe with its BAND 1 designation.”