Graham went into industry after leaving school in Coventry (having missed Philip Larkin by just a few years) and after courses in business studies qualified as a chartered secretary. Work in business administration, accounts and management services roles was followed by a law degree at Hull University and qualification as a solicitor in 1980. A period was spent as a full time prosecutor specialising in fraud and commercial and regulatory cases and thereafter in private practice.
Graham has dealt with a wide variety of legal work involving property commercial litigation family and criminal law including one notable case whereby civil action was brought alleging rape in another country by a British subject. In the meanwhile he also obtained a master’s degree in international law. He qualified as a solicitor advocate in 2002 and more recently was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn. Graham has been instrumental in three cases which appear in the law reports and has appeared as an advocate in the Crown Court as well as the Family and Administrative divisions of the High Court.
Outside work Graham has an active interest in keeping fit, food and wine, travel and old buildings and architecture generally, having designed and built a house which is still standing.