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Paul Graham

Consultant (Admitted 1986)

Email: p.graham@sgkllp.com
Secure email: paul.graham@sgksolicitors.cjsm.net

Prior to founding Shaw Graham Kersh in 1999, Paul was for many years a Partner at two other leading criminal defence firms in London. 

As Managing Partner he now heads up our serious crime department, with an emphasis on intelligence-led police investigations, dealing with the more weighty and complex cases.  His practice includes murder and manslaughter allegations, firearms, terrorism, large scale drugs conspiracies and grave sexual offences. 

With over 35 years experience in criminal defence work, Paul manages an extensive high profile but discreet practice.

Paul has a Post Graduate Certificate in Forensic Medical Sciences from Barts and the London School of Medicine. 

He has been a ranked lawyer in the Chambers and Partners directory for many years.

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms Graham, Paul

Paul is very good with clients and always on top of the material.”  
Chambers & Partners 2024

He is one of the most experienced solicitors and his judgement is sound.”  
Chambers & Partners 2024

Both Paul Graham and Raymond Shaw, who are stalwarts of the London criminal market and should be praised for their client care especially with regard to legally aided clients.”  
Legal 500 2023

Paul Graham is a very experienced and capable criminal solicitor. His judgment is second to none and his clients reap the benefits.”  
Legal 500 2023

Paul Graham has experience in handling all manner of criminal defence work, including complex cases of murder, violence and human trafficking. As well as leading the serious crime team, he is also the managing partner of Shaw Graham Kersh.”  
Chambers & Partners 2023

Paul has seen it all and nothing fazes him. Clients trust him with good reason and I would feel confident in his ability to deal with any criminal case.”  
Chambers & Partners 2023

Paul Graham has vast experience, which enables him to take a strategic approach to the preparation of his caseload. Consistently demonstrates high quality representation. Meticulous and unstinting preparation”.  
Legal 500 2021

“He is very knowledgeable." "He knows what he is doing and is very realistic in his advice.” “He is very good with clients - relaxed and calming.” 
Chambers and Partners 2021

Paul Graham is “an experienced litigator and has a great sense of the tactical and strategic possibilities in trial preparation. His extensive experience means that he also instils a lot of confidence in his clients.”  
Chambers and Partners 2019

Paul Graham has a wide-ranging practice which sees him advise on charges ranging from sexual offences to terrorism. One source comments “He is profoundly insightful and has an intuitive feel for a case that is uncanny. A careful and nuanced approach is his stock in trade”
Chambers and Partners 2018

Paul Graham “undertakes wide-ranging cases involving serious criminal charges, including murder, conspiracy to commit terror offences and rape”. Interviewees praise his approach to matters, describing him as “very good with clients, very professional and astute”
Chambers and Partners 2017

A “stalwart of the London criminal field.....he is astonishingly insightful, has extraordinary empathy and is very helpful”
Chambers and Partners 2016

“Good at cutting through and identifying the problem. Dedicated to seeking out that extra piece of evidence that might change the case”
Chambers and Partners 2015

“Extremely astute, yet also known for his tactical judgement and incredible attention to detail”
Chambers and Partners 2014

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