Steven Grahame

  • Barrister - victorian bar
  • Owen Dixon Chambers East, Room 1123, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • BAR ROLL: 1980 | ADMITTED: 1979
  • +61 3 9602 1110 | 0407 351 841
Steven Grahame Barrister

Steven Grahame was admitted to practice in November 1979 and signed the Bar Roll in March 1980.  He practices widely in building and construction (including commercial arbitration), banking and finance, commercial and civil litigation, corporate law and insurance in the Supreme Court and County Court of Victoria and in other states of Australia. 

He has experience in acting in Commissions of Inquiry and appeared on behalf of the Construction & Building Industry Superannuation Fund in the Royal Commission into the Building & Construction Industry and was briefed to settle the submission of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors in the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.   

Mr. Grahame has appeared as junior counsel and lead counsel in numerous commercial building cases both in arbitrations and before the Supreme Courts of Victoria and Queensland.  He also appears in cases dealing with the liability of architects, building surveyors and other building professionals.

Mr Grahame has appeared in many domestic building disputes in the Domestic Building List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on behalf of owners, owners’ corporations, warranty insurers, builders and other building professionals and has appeared in many protection work and other cases before the Building Appeals Board. 

Mr Grahame has extensive experience in the area of Banking and Finance including cases involving mortgages (including applications for possession), guarantees and bills of exchange.

Mr. Grahame was accredited as a mediator in February 1996 and was a nationally accredited mediator between 2008 and 2013.  Mr. Grahame has acted as mediator in numerous building cases (both commercial and domestic) and commercial disputes as well as appearing as counsel in such mediations.  He is a former mediator with the Domestic Building Tribunal of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in the State of Victoria.  He is the co-author of an article entitled “Mediation and the Domestic Building Tribunal” published in the Law Institute Journal. 

Victorian Bar Committee Memberships:

  • County Court Commercial List Users Group
  • Victorian Bar Council Chambers Committee (former member)

Mr. Grahame is an active member of the Domestic Building Dispute Practitioners Society.

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