Graeme Sampson

Graeme Sampson

Call 1981

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Business & Commercial Law

Graeme has over 30 years experience at the Bar. He has wide experience of all forms of commercial work and has acted for numerous commercial clients for whom the commercial aspects of litigation are all important. He brings to bear his in depth knowledge of litigation as well as ADR (he is an experienced mediator and an adjudicator for the Scheme for Construction Contracts). He is recognised as an impressive advocate in all forms of tribunals, including the Court of Appeal, The High Court and in arbitration.

Graeme’s commercial practice focuses on:

  • Trade disputes
  • Corporate and partnership disputes
  • Joint ventures
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Arbitration, mediation and ADR

Noteworthy and recent cases include:

  • Misuse of confidential information within an energy brokerage
  • Insurance policy coverage issues relating to 10 blocks of luxury flats in Jersey
  • Termination of joint venture for construction of Mayfair flat development
  • Dispute between groundworks contractor and professional football club
  • Acting for electrical systems supplier for non-payment/performance issues over multiple contracts for Home
  • Office supply
  • Advising on claim in arbitration under GAFTA rules
  • Advising as to claim in relation to sale and lease of large farm in Cornwall
  • Acting on behalf of retirement homes supplier in dispute arising from sale of large number fo sites to competitor

Energy law

Graeme has developed a practice focusing on energy and in particular renewables. This brings together his commercial, construction and planning expertise.

Recent cases include:

  • Advising protest group in relation to the Barton Moss fracking site
  • Advising in relation to bio mass boiler located in a far
  • Advising major renewables company in relation to as to generic planning issues when developing solar and wind farms
  • Advising as to noise nuisance emanating from very large wind turbine
  • Advising as to legal implications arising from location of transformer for very large solar farm


February 9 2017:

3PB Planning Barristers William Webster and Graeme Sampson summarise and analyse the government's Housing White Paper more

February 9 2017:

Declaration drafted by 3PB Barrister Graeme Sampson and Probyn Miers Architects is proposed at SCL/TECBAR seminars more

September 26 2013:

A day of Discussion, Participation and Debate: Cost in Relation to Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution more

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Academic Qualifications

BA (Hons) Law

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Accredited Mediator
  • Adjudicator - Construction Contracts

Professional Bodies

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)