Graham is a Partner in the Real Estate Team.
He specialises in compulsory purchase, environmental law, and regeneration projects but is particularly recognised for his expertise in planning law. He advises both public and private sector clients and has developed a niche in acting for national and regional residential house builders.
Graham is recognised as a leading individual in both the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guides and is praised for the clarity of his advice, which sources say is "always sound, easy to understand, quick and well delivered."
- Advising on a planning appeal on behalf of the owner of a Grade II listed building in the Fowey area of Cornwall. A neighbouring farmer applied for planning permission for two 20KW wind turbines on adjoining land. The siting of the turbines was within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within the vicinity of listed buildings and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Initially, the permission was refused by the Local Authority but later granted on appeal by an inspector.
- Acting for a land owner for the development of an urban extension in Plymouth. The work included advising and settling a complicated S106 Agreement, consideration and negotiation of planning conditions and advising in connection with Community Infrastructure Levy.
- Acting for a residential developer for a large development on the outskirts of Truro. The application was refused byt the Council. Counsel was instructed to deal with the appeal. Working with a large team of professionals to obtain planning permission for the client including the negotiation and settling of a S106 Agreement including multi-million pound financial contributions.
- Advising a local authority in connection with planning and the disposal of a large area of surplus land - planning for residential development for in excess of 350 dwellings.
- Representing a local authority in defending a certificate of lawfulness application for a new dwelling.