Anthony Graham

Anthony J. Graham Q.C.

Year of Call: 2002

Year of Silk: 2017

Optimum Advocates


LL.B. University of Glasgow

Special interests


Media, defamation and privacy

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Stable telephone number

0141 370 8667

Angela Bath

Laura Kenney


Mr. Graham practises almost exclusively in High Court and he estimates having been instructed in more than 1,200 High Court indictments, and having conducted in excess of 350 High Court trials.

He is regarded as "Senior Junior" Counsel and often leads Junior Counsel. He is instructed to defend the most serious of charges, and has been instructed as leader in more than 30 murder trials.

Mr. Graham regularly appears in the Appeal Court, has appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Judicial Committee of the General assembly of The Church of Scotland, and Fatal Accident Inquiries.

As an ad hoc Advocate Depute he has prosecuted crimes involving significant violence, sexual offences, robbery, firearms offences, and drugs

In relation to media law, Mr. Graham has been instructed over many years by national newspapers and press agencies providing pre publication advice. He has an interest in medicine, engineering and science.