Graham deals with a broad spectrum of children cases, and has particular expertise in international matters, including child abduction, Wardship, international relocation and jurisdictional issues. Graham’s practice also includes complex care proceedings and private law disputes. Graham also deals with matrimonial finance work.

T v E (Refusal to Order Return) [2016] EWHC 3148 – Mr. Justice MacDonald refused to return a child to Turkey pursuant to Article 13(b) of the 1980 Hague Convention on the basis that the mother suffered from PTSD.

Re L (Children: Interim Care Order) [2017] 2 FLR 547 – the Court of Appeal considered the test for removal under an interim care order and the need for the local authority to provide adequate information to the court making this decision.

Re M (Fact-finding Hearing: Burden of Proof) [2009] 1 FLR 1177 – the Court of Appeal considered the burden of proof in public law cases and the need for counsel to raise ambiguities in a judgment with the trial judge.

Medway Council v G [2008] 2 FLR 1687 – the President gave guidance on publication by the press of information in care proceedings.

Including international relocation.

Moore v Moore [2010] 1 FLR 1413 – this Court of Appeal case was concerned with whether arrears of maintenance pending suit remained payable following the subsequent withdrawal of the English divorce petition.


  • Daniel Stewart’s & Melville College, Edinburgh
  • Oxford University (Worcester College)

Professional Memberships

  • Family Bar Association
  • Sussex Bar Mess


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