Graeme Fraser

Graeme  Fraser Partner
Hunters, incorporating May, May and Merrimans

Graeme qualified in 1996, and has specialised in family law for 20 years. Formerly a partner at Cumberland Ellis, he became a partner at Hunters in January 2013.

He has considerable experience in advising on financial settlements on divorce, involving complex assets and substantial wealth and on cohabitation, for which he holds the Resolution specialist accreditation. He is also specialist accredited by the Law Society. His work often involves international aspects, including working with foreign lawyers on pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements involving competing jurisdictions in the European Union and worldwide.

He is Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee which has an agenda to reform the legal rights of unmarried parents in England and Wales, and is Resolution’s spokesman on topical cohabitation issues for the national media. He is a consultant editor for LexisNexis, for whom he co-authors their PSL online family law service. He regularly trains other lawyers and writes for a variety of specialist family law publications. Graeme is co-author of Resolution’s Cohabitation Claims (2011) and Resolution’s The Modern Family (2012).

He is a qualified and experienced collaborative lawyer and is the POD liaison officer for Central London Collaborative Lawyers. He is also a member of Resolution’s London Region Committee.

Graeme is recommended in the Family section of the Legal 500 2015, with his advice described as “spot on”.

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Can I use the Family Court to issue a freestanding TOLATA claim? 16 AUG 2016

Can I use the Family Court to issue a freestanding TOLATA claim?

The Civil Courts Structure Review Report by Lord Justice Briggs, published at the end of July...

Does a recent Court of Appeal decision provide post-Brexit guidance for financial remedy claims? 04 AUG 2016

Does a recent Court of Appeal decision provide post-Brexit guidance for financial remedy claims?

One of the many issues for family lawyers to grapple with following June's EU referendum vote is...

Judicial discretion in proprietary estoppel claims 24 JUN 2016

Judicial discretion in proprietary estoppel claims

Lord Justice Lewison's decision in Davies and Another v Davies [2016] EWCA Civ 463 involved an...

Context is hugely important in proprietary estoppel but does it reflect the realities of family life? 08 APR 2016

Context is hugely important in proprietary estoppel but does it reflect the realities of family life?

The factual background of last month's Court of Appeal's decision Liden v Burton [2016] EWCA Civ...

Book review – Cohabitation: Law, Practice and Precedents by District Judge Wood et al 06 APR 2016

Book review – Cohabitation: Law, Practice and Precedents by District Judge Wood et al

Cohabitation: Law, Practice and Precedents by John Eames, Ashley Murray, District Judge Helen...

Court decision highlights merits of automatic inheritance rights for cohabitants 19 FEB 2016

Court decision highlights merits of automatic inheritance rights for cohabitants

The reporting of Joy Williams' successful court application for a share of her former partner's...

Cohabitants caught between a rock and a hard place 16 JUL 2015

Cohabitants caught between a rock and a hard place

When a relationship between an unmarried couple breaks down, in the absence of family law based...