Legal Director, Professional Regulation
Graham Reid specialises in all aspects of the legal services sector, working with individual lawyers, law firms, their professional indemnity insurers and regulators.
Graham's practice sees him defending professional negligence claims against lawyers and advising insurers on coverage issues.
He is regularly instructed to help clients with regulatory infrastructure and compliance issues, disciplinary proceedings and regulatory investigations.
Graham's experience extends to claims and investigations involving most areas of legal services, including legal process outsourcing, tax avoidance schemes, film finance, litigation funding, mortgage fraud, group litigation, referral relationships and conflicts of interest.
"Graham Reid is a good communicator, extremely thorough, extremely responsive, extremely knowledgeable and gives focussed effective advice and support. I could not have asked for more." - The Legal 500 UK 2021
"Legal director Graham Reid introduces a sense of calm and perspective to what can be fraught and worrying situations; he is also careful, thoughtful and measured, and consistently achieves the best results in difficult situations." - The Legal 500 UK 2020
"Graham Reid has deep experience in legal sector partnerships and is the department’s regulatory expert" - The Legal 500 UK 2017
"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK 2016
"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK 2015
"Recommended for Professional Discipline2 - The Legal 500 UK 2014
Acting for lawyers in connection with dishonesty allegations arising from the collapse of a listed company
Acting for an insurer in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme involving property development
Acting for a regulator in connection with the development of a framework for regulating new reserved legal activities
Advising lawyers in connection with a regulatory investigation into allegations of multi-million pound money-laundering
Defending solicitors before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in connection with the pursuit of environmental tort claims involving group litigation