Graham Huntley – Chairman
Graham Huntley is a specialist commercial litigator who is regularly cited as one of the world’s leading business lawyers. Formerly Head of Investment Banking and Funds Litigation at a major international law firm, in 2012 he co-founded Signature Litigation, a unique law firm specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Graham has significant experience acting for banks, fund managers and life assurers with regards to M&A disputes, public and private investigations, shareholder and joint venture disputes, economic tort claims and regulatory disputes and investigations.
Graham has a longstanding commitment to charitable and pro bono work. In addition to being chairman of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust, Graham is Director of the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau and Trustee of the London Legal Support Trust. He is also involved in the legal community, having in the past acted as President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, and is currently a member of the Commercial Court Users’ Committee.
Joanne Cross is Assistant General Counsel in the Dispute Resolution team at BP plc. Jo and the London based Dispute Resolution team manage substantial disputes for the BP Group across the globe, including handling the Group’s international arbitration cases. They are responsible for delivering specialised dispute resolution legal advice in relation to significant disputes in all jurisdictions in which BP carries out business other than domestic US litigation.
Given the geographical spread of the BP Group, this involves managing disputes in many different jurisdictions, under different institutional rules (e.g. ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC, ad hoc) and with various choices of law provisions. In addition to being a Trustee of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust, also Co-Chair of trustees for the UK legal charity Amicus which provides legal support to those facing the death penalty throughout the US.
Juliet Oury is one of the founding Partners and the Managing Partner of Oury Clark Solicitors. She is a member of Liberty, the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and the Employment Lawyers Association. Her expertise, primarily in the areas of Employment and Business Immigration, is invaluable to overseas clients wishing to set up in the UK. She also advises business owners across all sectors, as well as high net worth individuals, and acts as General Counsel for many companies.
Juliet has an extensive record of criminal and human rights work, including representing and finding assistance for Caribbean prisoners. Through her many trips to Jamaica, Juliet became a trustee of the Jamaican School Resources and Caribbean Capital Cases Trust.
Geoffrey Robertson QC
Geoffrey Robertson QC has been counsel in many landmark cases in constitutional, criminal and media law in the courts of Britain and the Commonwealth. He also makes frequent appearances in the Privy Council and the European Court of Human Rights.
Geoffrey has maintained a wide advisory practice and has served part-time as a UN appeal judge at its war crimes court in Sierra Leone. In 2008, the UN Secretary General appointed him as one of the three distinguished jurist members of the UN’s Internal Justice Council.