Mr Graeme Blank

LLB (Hons), GradDipLegPrac (ANU)
ANU College of Law
T: +612 6125 8268

Areas of expertise

  • Civil Law And Procedure 180104
  • Litigation, Adjudication And Dispute Resolution 180123
  • Commercial And Contract Law 180105
  • Corporations And Associations Law 180109

Research interests

Advocacy and communication skills

Corporate insolvency and bankruptcy

Family law



Graeme has worked for fifteen years teaching advocacy and other communication skills to new lawyers as part of the ANU Graduate Diploma but also conducting workshops for more senior lawyers and other professionals in a variety of accounting and law firms and government agencies in Australia, the USA and in Hong Kong, China and Singapore.  He is an advocacy coach for the Australian Bar Association and for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (USA).

Graeme now teaches three Masters subjects:  Advocacy (with emphasis on expert evidence), and two insolvency courses.

He is also a barrister with a broad commercial / corporate practice including property and equity, insolvency and general commercial / contractual disputes.  He also practises in family law and estates litigation.

His research areas reflect his work with particular emphasis on communication skills, advocacy, family law and insolvency.  He has published two texts with Hugh Selby on advocacy.

He is on committees of the ACT Law Society, the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the Advocacy Training Council of the Australian Bar Association and the Continuing Education and Bar Readers subcommittees of the ACT Bar Association.

Graeme is a regular contributor of seminars on a range of topics including procedure, substantive law and communication skills.

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