Lay client High Court Injunction
...I would like to extend my immense gratitude to you for all the work that you are doing for me...both myself and my wife were absolutely in agreement that Graham Watson did an exceptional job on Wednesday, and evidently ongoing, in terms both of negotiations...and in the way that he speaks openly and frankly with us about our options. We really cannot express our gratitude and appreciation enough.
Stephen Jennings, Employment Partner Tozers
Graham [Watson] has an impressive command of employment law (and I speak as a solicitor who has specialised in employment law for 12 years). He is good with clients and gives sensible, pragmatic advice. He combines a good grasp of the detail of the case with an ability not to lose sight of the bigger picture and the client's wider interests. He comes across as measured and reasonable and has considerable experience at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal, which was an important qualification for me. It also doesn't hurt that he is approachable and friendly. I am a generally sceptical user of other legal services and do not instruct barristers lightly as I prefer to deal with most work within my own firm - however it is reassuring to know that someone like Graham is available if we need him
Jon Dunkley, Head of Employment Toller Beattie
Approachable, efficient and effective - [Graham Watson]reassures clients whilst dismantling the opposition!
Henry Knill Consultant Head of Employment, MILS Solicitors
We have instructed Graham Watson on a range of employment and commercial issues over the years and I regularly instruct Graham on Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal cases. He has an excellent track record and detailed knowledge of employment law, as well as a calm and amiable manner with clients.
Who's Who Legal 2015
Graham Watson is ' doing some brilliant work in the employment area.'
Chambers & Partners 2015
Graham Watson has 'wide-ranging experience covering wrongful dismissal, discrimination, whistle-blowing and TUPE claims. He is praised by solicitors for his approach to client service.' Strengths: 'He is calm, focused and pragmatic, and has great client skills.' - Chambers and Partners 2015
Legal 500 2014
Graham Watson 'handles a broad spectrum of employment work and is an experienced appellate advocate.'
Now Motor Retailing Limited v Mulvihill - UKEAT/0052/15/RN (subsitution and peversity)
Way v Spectrum Property Care Limited – Court of Appeal (challenge to decision of EAT not to remit to tribunal)  EWCA Civ 381
Sturmey v Weymouth & Portland Borough Council UKEAT/0114/14/RN (appeared at first instance, settled Grounds of Appeal and appeared on remitted hearing)
Naldrett v Devon and Cornwall Police – UKEAT (failure to assess evidence in wrongful dismissal claim) - UKEAT/0401/14/DM
Weavin v Devon and Cornwall Police – UKEAT (November 2014). Expertise and knowledge of dismissing officer
Cox v North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust – UKEAT 0144/13 (November 2014) - Remedy – Likelihood of future dismissal, Use of SOSR as a panacea reason, Contributory Fault
Holt v RES On-sits Ltd UKEAT/0410/13 - Procedure at tribunal
Cox v North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust – UKEAT0623/11 - Whistleblowing
Fahey v Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust – UKEAT0391/11 - Deductions from wages
Johnson v Guinness Care Support Ltd – UKEAT0301/11 - Dismissal – conduct – range of reasonable responses test – non-substitution
A v B Marital discrimination
Hooley v Truro School – UKEAT0234/10 Perversity – adequacy of tribunal reasons – causation of loss
Cox v North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust – 0993/09 - Whistleblowing – Adequacy of reasons
Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry (Part 2, Rail Safety)
Graham’s blog can be found at the following link: http://www.commercialbarrister.me/blog/