Mr. Graham Hampson
Graham Hampson has been practicing law since 1983, when he qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He was later called to the UK Bar as a Barrister. Graham was called to the Cayman Islands Bar in January 1987 and thus has now over 40 years of legal experience generally, and 35 years of experience specifically in the Cayman Islands.
In 1992, with Ian Paget-Brown QC and the late Charles Quin QC (who later became a Grand Court Judge), Graham co-founded the firm of Paget-Brown, Quin and Hampson, which in 1995 became Quin and Hampson. Quin and Hampson later merged with the Channel Islands firm of Mourant Ozannes in 2006.
In 2010, along with Mr. Paul Keeble, Graham established the firm of Hampson and Company. Graham is a well-respected figure in the local Cayman Islands legal community. His experience includes appearances in every level of court and in various tribunals. He has appeared in many cases in which the decisions are reported in the Cayman Islands Law Reports.
In his early career, a large part of Graham’s practice was focused on criminal work and he is still sought out for such representation. However, his practice now includes high net-worth divorce law (and related family issues), employment law, and a wide array of other, often complex, legal matters.
One of Graham’s most significant cases (Crawford v. Sagicor 2013 (2) CILR 135), which was determined in the Privy Council, changed 300 years of established common law as it relates to the tort of civil malicious prosecution.