Head of our Private Client Department, Michael specialises in trusts, tax, the administration of estates and issues affecting elderly and vulnerable clients.

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
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Our clients tell it best.

  • 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.”

  • “Michael Graham and Timothy Rankin are excellent ambassadors for the firm and are always quick to respond to any queries raised.”

  • “Michael Graham is an urbane, charming man who has the ability immediately to grasp a problem and provide a solution.”

  • “Michael Graham leads the team and brings a cheerful and inclusive demeanour to client meetings where he ensures clients understand the details as much as possible. The execution of his work is second to none.”


  • “He knows the estate planning area of law exceptionally well, he is professional, easy to work with and can deliver within acceptable timescales.”