Since being called to the bar in 2009, Graham has acted in thousands of cases in a wide variety of civil matters. He has developed exceptional negotiation and formidable witness-handling skills after spending the majority of his working life in the County Court and the High Court since 2010. Graham has an excellent win ratio for his clients.
After completing his law degree and the Bar Vocational Course, Graham spent many years as a Solicitor’s Agent, representing banks, businesses and private individuals in civil disputes, before completing his pupillage. He has also lectured in law, developing the next generation of lawyers.
With an exceptional eye for detail and an analytical approach, Graham has an in-depth knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules. He also has extensive expertise in the Housing Act 1988, particularly Section 8 and 21, and the strict procedures involved in tenancy.
Alongside his work as a Barrister, Graham is a Non-Executive Director for the NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which oversees an £800 million budget. He is Chair of the NHS Buckinghamshire Primary Care Commissioning Committee and the Individual Funding Request Panel where he performs quasi-judicial functions and makes emotive decisions which are amenable to judicial review.
Graham works for the legal charity Advocate on a pro bono basis and recently worked to get a freehold housing development released from a service charge contract with a major UK housebuilder.
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When not in court, Graham enjoys spending time with his three children, travelling, reading and playing golf. Graham is also a property developer and a private landlord.
“We would like to thank Graham Smith for the effort and time he put into this case at short notice. He was very efficient, and we were happy with outcome ”
Anonymous Public access client
“Greatly appreciated the advice I received and how conscious you were of protecting me and my business in all aspects. I found this extremely helpful and useful and appreciated that you’ve not only done that but checked over new documents and links provided without hesitation. I again felt this was very useful. I would highly recommend your services.” ”
KM Direct Access Client
“Graham you were amazing today. Very happy with you Sir. I would recommend you very highly to everyone who will be in my position. Amazing mate and I wish you all the very best in your career. I’m sure you will reach the very top. Thank you very much. ”
Mr Hoxha Direct Access Client
“Wonderful performance yesterday. Really enjoyed your closing submissions. Everything you said was spot on. I have no doubt my firm will instruct you again. ”
R Kojo Public Access Client