Contract, Commercial, Property Disputes (including boundary/right of way disputes, landlord & tenant and co-ownership), Negligence (including professional negligence) and other property-related torts, and disputes over Wills, etc.
|Anywhere in UK and islands|
|Training Body||ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd (2002); Academy of Experts (1995)|
|Professional and other qualifications||
LL.B. (Hons) (Lond) (1978)
CMC Registered mediator
Fee-paid Judge, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Former Chair of Mediators in East Anglia
As a barrister Graham specialises in property matters such as landlord & tenant, nuisance and other property-related torts, boundaries & easements; trusts of land; contract; partnership; negligence (including professional negligence); aspects of local government work; inheritance claims and contested probate.
As a tribunal judge he regularly has to tease out issues between unrepresented parties in disputes about property management, encouraging them to adopt a constructive, co-operative and forward-thinking approach to resolving problems for the sake of their future enjoyment of their building.
As a mediator he has applied the skills thus acquired in helping to resolve disputes between partners in family businesses; small building disputes; contracts involving haulage, a holiday villa, installation of a hotel telephone system, packaging; property lettings management; trusts of land; wills and family provision; commercial, mortgage & family loans; and many, many boundary, adverse possession, right of way & parking disputes.
As then-chairman of Mediators in East Anglia Graham organised its successful one-day training course for experienced mediators in Norwich in June 2009, with presenters from Stitt Feld Handy Group, Toronto flying in from San Francisco and Oregon.
Co-author, Neighbours and the Law (Pugh-Smith, Sinclair & Upton : Sweet & Maxwell : 3rd ed - 2001; 4th ed - 2006; 5th ed - 2009).
Outside Interests :
Graham is an occasional hill-walker and (when he can get into the Highlands) a Munro-bagger, and is gradually exploring Norfolk's rivers and Broads by kayak. He is a Parish Councillor and a director and trustee of the Cambridge Korean School, a small educational charity.