Graeme Matheson

Senior Associate

Graeme is a dual-qualified lawyer, having practised in Scotland for seven years before requalifying in Queensland. He enjoys a broad and varied practice, currently representing insurance companies and private clients.


Graeme acts for insurers and private clients alike, working in both the casualty and construction space. He regularly acts for insurers in respect of casualty claims connected with public liability and workplace accidents. He also has an interest and specialism in disease claims, particularly with respect to asbestos claims.

Graeme is active in the construction space, regularly advising clients on a broad range of claims, including large infrastructure projects. He also regularly acts for registered building surveyors in respect of regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Graeme has considerable experience in acting for local and national governments in Scotland and has undertaken secondments at both Edinburgh City Council and the Office of the Advocate General, the Scottish department of the UK government.

Graeme's areas of expertise include:

  • property damage
  • personal injury
  • policy response
  • commercial construction litigation and dispute resolution
  • defence of regulatory claims

Career highlights

Graeme's career highlights include:

  • acting for the Scottish Government in the UK Infected Blood Inquiry
  • being the instructing solicitor in the Scottish test case that determined the mechanism for valuing full and final damages in pleural plaques claims (caused by historic asbestos exposure)
  • defending regulatory claims brought against a range of professionals
  • acting in respect of claims arising from large infrastructure projects
  • defending catastrophic injury claims arising from public liability, workplace accidents and road traffic accidents