Professional information

• 2023: Called to the bar
• 2023: Devil: Lord Hope Scholar. Devilmasters: Scott Manson, Denis Garrity and Gillian Ross
• 2023: Member of the Lothian Valuation Appeal Panel
• 2012 to 2022: Trainee Solicitor and latterly Senior Associate at MacRoberts LLP
• Education:
o University of California at Berkeley – BA Political Science (High Hons) (2003)
o University of St Andrews – MLitt International Security Studies (2005)
o University of Edinburgh – Accelerated LLB (Ord) with Distinction (2011)
o University of Edinburgh – Dip LP (2012)
• Awards: Lorimer Scholarship in International Law and Munkman Prize in International Law (University of Edinburgh – 2010).

Professional experience

Graham called to the bar in 2023 as a Lord Hope Scholar after 8 years as a solicitor in private practice.

Graham specialises in commercial litigation, including contract, insolvency, public law, construction, property, and professional negligence. In private practice, he was routinely involved in commercial litigation in the Sheriff Court and the Outer House of the Court of Session, as well as appeals to the Sheriff Appeal Court and Inner House of the Court of Session. During devilling, Graham has gained valuable experience from working with his devilmasters in the fields of construction, contract, professional negligence, and property.

Graham has a keen interest in public law matters having advised on Article 50 challenges and high-profile NHS decisions regarding the treatment of infants. He has also written numerous articles on public law matters, written guidance notes for judicial reviews in Scotland for LexisNexis and contributed to the Law Society of Scotland’s response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law.

Select publications
  • “Judicial review in Scotland—grounds of challenge” – LexisNexis Practice Notes – Dispute Resolution (2021)
  • “Judicial review in Scotland—remedies” – LexisNexis Practice Notes – Dispute Resolution (2021)
  • “Judicial review in Scotland—protective expenses orders” – LexisNexis Practice Notes – Dispute Resolution (2021)
  • “Judicial review in Scotland—raising a claim” – LexisNexis Practice Notes – Dispute Resolution (2021)
  • “Judicial review in Scotland” – LexisNexis Practice Notes – Dispute Resolution (2021)
  • “MPs and Lords fail to stop prorogation of Parliament (Joanna Cherry QC MP and others, Petitioners)” – LexisNexis (5 September 2019)
  • “Prime Minister’s prorogation advice to the Queen deemed unlawful by Court of Session” – LexisNexis (11 September 2019)
  • “Court of Session challenge brought to force extension of Article 50” – LexisNexis (13 September 2019)
  • “Supreme Court rules prorogation of Parliament unlawful (R (on the application of Miller) v The PM and Joanna Cherry QC MP & others v The AG for Scotland)” – LexisNexis (25 September 2019)
  • “Justifying Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing” – Strathclyde Law Review – Volume 3, Issue I – pp 102 to 117 – September 2017