Graham is a partner in the property and housing litigation team, specialising in residential and commercial property disputes, landlord & tenant, housing, public law and related contractual disputes. He covers all aspects of property and housing litigation including possession, forfeiture, breach of covenant, disrepair, trespass, rights of way, rent issues and financial disputes. He acts for landlords, tenants and tenant’s organisations. He undertakes advisory work for housing associations, co-operatives, tenant management organisations and other public and voluntary sector bodies. He is also leading the team advising and representing some of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Graham is described by The Legal 500 (2019) as a "long-established leader in the field". Chambers UK (2019) describes the team as "good all-rounders and they have got a good way with clients" with Graham being listed as a key contact.
Graham joined Russell-Cooke as a partner in September 2015 following the merger of Alan Edwards & Co and Russell-Cooke.
- Loughborough Estate Management Board V London Borough of Lambeth - Arbitration (2014)
- Thorlands Housing Management Society and Angell Town Estate Management Board V London Borough of Lambeth - Arbitration (2010)
- Winchester Court Freehold Limited V Halat Co Ltd and Farrow Properties Ltd LVT(2009)
- Three Strathmore Gardens Ltd V Kamal LVT(2009)
- Evans v London Metropolitan University (CA 2003-planning and environmental impact assessment)
- Westminster ‘Homes for Votes' Gerrymandering Enquiry 1994-2003
- Uratemp V Collins (HL 2002 - Dwelling, lease/ license)
- R v Westminster ex p Tansey (CA 1998 - Homelessness due to fire)
- R V Westminster ex Bishop (CA 1993 - homelessness and needs of child)
- R v Ealing ex p Lewis (CA 1992 - unlawful Local authority rent increase)
- Camden LB V Shortlife Community Housing Ltd (Chancery Div 1992 - ‘shortlife' lease license)
- R v Tower Hamlets ex p Monaf (CA 1987 - homelessness and immigration)
- Described in The Legal 500 (2017) as "in the absolute top drawer of excellent lawyers working in this area"
- Deputy District Judge and was on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Law between 2006 and 2014
- Sits on the Civil Justice Council Working Group on property disputes
- Described by The Legal 500 (2016) as “clear-thinking and knowledgeable”
- Recommended in Legal 500 for both property litigation and social housing
- Studied law as an undergraduate at Leeds Polytechnic, thereafter obtaining an M. Phil. in criminology from Clare Hall College, Cambridge University
- Started his legal career at Balham Law Centre, qualifying as a solicitor in 1984
- Joined Alan Edwards & Co. in 1985, becoming a partner in 1986