Senior Associate

Grahame is an experienced lawyer with a broad career history. He takes pride in working with the team to secure the best possible outcome for clients and to find innovative solutions to barriers to justice.

Grahame is an associate in the Melbourne office and works on large, complex litigation.  He is a passionate advocate for the victims of corporate and government misconduct. He has particular interest in corporate accountability, environmental litigation, and litigation focusing on the rights of workers.

Prior to joining Phi Finney McDonald, Grahame was associate to his Honour Justice Murphy in the Federal Court of Australia, where he worked on a number of class action proceedings including the landmark Money Max common fund decision, as well as a range of public law and regulatory matters. Before that, Grahame was a solicitor at a government law firm where he provided strategic legal advice on complex and sensitive legal issues to senior members of Victoria Police. He is experienced in making public interest immunity claims and in dealing with confidential and high profile material. Grahame has also worked as a criminal and environmental law researcher and has volunteered at a community legal centre, and at human rights and environmental organisations.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Melbourne Law School
  • Advanced Diploma in Political Science, l’Institut d’Etudes Politique (Sciences Po), France
  • Bachelor of International Studies (Dist), University of New South Wales