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Michael joined the firm in 2005 following graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and completing his professional training in London.
Michael is a former Chair of the Northern Ireland branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and sits on the Law Society of Northern Ireland committee for Non-Contentious Business. He is a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
Michael is a member of the Executive Committee of Will to Give, a local charity created to promote charitable giving by will in Northern Ireland.
Michael Graham is “first class,” says one of his peers, adding: “He has a good reputation and does a good range of work.” Another comments: “I find him very easy to work with and he is quite sensible and pragmatic to deal with. I think he is an excellent lawyer with a good skill-set. He is a real authority on things, he is very direct and will argue fiercely for something he believes.” He advises clients on tax and inheritance planning and related disputes. Interviewees further describe him as “very, very knowledgeable, thorough and energetic,” and “a good, warm, solid person who is well liked and well regarded.”
“I have a lot of time for Michael Graham,” says an interviewee: “I think he’s an excellent lawyer.” He handles tax and inheritance planning, contentious private client matters and issues relevant to elderly and vulnerable clients. According to one source, he has “extensive knowledge on the private client, wills, trusts and estates planning areas, as well as long-term care. His style is very personable, and he explains details in simple terms for clients so they understand.”
Widely noted by sources for being “prominent in this area,” Michael Graham heads the firm’s private client team and deals with a wide range of trusts and tax matters. One interviewee praises him for being “approachable and friendly,” with another calling him an “excellent lawyer” who is “extremely knowledgeable.”