Training & employment experience
He was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he studied Law. His career has spanned three decades and throughout that time he has specialised in family law. Prior to joining Stowe Family Law, Graham set up and developed a very successful family law practice which achieved top tier ratings from The Legal 500 and Chambers directories.
He has advised and represented clients in the process of divorce, clients who have not been married and those who have entered into civil partnerships.
Graham’s experience includes cases involving substantial income and capital, both in this country and abroad, as well as complex financial, business, and trust structures. He has also drafted pre-nuptial agreements. He has frequently advised clients who have not been able to reach agreement about arrangements for their children or who are in dispute about proposals to take children abroad permanently.
In addition to being an experienced advocate, Graham was one of the first solicitors to be recognised as an accredited specialist by the Solicitors Family Law Association (now known as Resolution). He is qualified as a mediator with the Family Mediators Association and is able to undertake direct consultation with children. He is also a trained collaborative lawyer.
Graham is a family arbitrator and very recently became one of the very first family arbitrators able to make decisions about children – for example, which parent they should live with and how much time they should spend with the other, as well as issues relating to their health and education.
His approach is always to put the client, their interests and objectives, first and foremost, by being empathetic, practical and realistic.
“A very experienced family lawyer who always shows warmth and tact” – Legal 500