Grahame works with Andrew Livesey in the Insolvency and
Business Recovery Team in Manchester.
Grahame is an enthusiastic and approachable lawyer who
particularly enjoys the daily level of client contact which
the role demands.
Grahame read Law at Nottingham Law School and thereafter
trained and qualified in 2003 at Milton Keynes’ first city
centre commercial law firm. Grahame made the move to
Lancashire 8 or so years ago and has been working in the
North West insolvency market ever since.
In common with many Insolvency Lawyers Grahame qualified
as a commercial litigation lawyer whereupon being asked to
conduct increasing levels of work for Insolvency
Practitioners and discovering an aptitude for the area moved
into a specialist insolvency role.
Grahame has experience of acting for a wide range of
clients including Multi-national blue chip corporations,
Councils, SMEs and individuals across various sectors with a
particular emphasis on small ticket finance solutions and
More recently the majority of Grahame’s instructions
emanate from Insolvency Practitioners seeking assistance in
- obtaining formal insolvency appointments
- technical matters in relation to proper discharge of
- commercial matters pertaining to the sale of assets
or businesses from formal insolvency processes
- contentious matters arising from the swelling of the
A smaller but interesting proportion of Grahame’s
practice involves advising individuals who find themselves
embroiled in insolvency law and in need of specialist advice
upon, including other things:
- duty to co-operate with an officer holder
- potential personal liability arising from breaches
of insolvency legislation
- directors disqualification proceedings
- liability arising from guarantees
Grahame’s broad experience means that his client’s find
him to be a commercial and proactive advisor.
Ten Things About...
1. Favourite film
2. Favourite holiday
There are lots of places I would still like to go but
favourite so far is Goa which offers deserted sandy beaches,
bustling Portuguese style towns and amazing sea food
3. First job
Apart from the obligatory paper round and Saturday shop
work was working on an IT help desk (which I am sure will
surprise some IT support I've encountered since).
4. First car
A Peugeot 106 which survived some punishing mileage but
was despatched to the great scrapyard in the sky right
outside Old Trafford after a lapse in concentration on the
way back to the office after a client meeting.
5. What job did you want at school?
I did always fancy the law when at school - although
probably envisaged something a little more 'LA Law'.
6. If it wasn't doing this right now I would be...
(incidentally at the time of writing I'm waiting for my
train to leave Preston station) I would like to be having a
beer with friends at the 19th hole after a splendid round of
7. What book are you reading now?
About 18 months after the rest of the world The Girl
With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
8. Childhood hero
David Sole (Grand Slam winning Scotland captain not
American singer / actor)
9. I'm good at...
Chipping and putting
10. But not so good at....
Driving (answers to 9 and 10 are interchangeable but
never both on the same day)