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Angela Bath

Mackinnon Advocates,
Glasgow High Court,
1 Mart Street,
Saltmarket,
Glasgow.
G1 5NA.

Stable: 0141 553 4890
Fax: 0141 553 2759
Email: MacKinnon Advocates

DX: DX 501555, SALTMARKET
LP: LP2 GLASGOW 14

Anthony J. Graham

Areas of Practice
Criminal Trial
Fatal Accident Inquiries
Human Rights & Discrimination
Media
Year of Call
2002

Profile

Tony Graham is our Stable Director, representing the Stable and its members on the Board of Faculty's service company, Faculty Services Ltd.

He practises almost exclusively in High Court, conducting first instance work. Since calling in 2002 he has enjoyed one of the busiest High Court practices of the Criminal Bar. He attributes this success to having a background as a partner in one of Lanarkshire's foremost firm's of Criminal Defence Solicitors, and coming to the Bar with an almost unrivalled experience of Sheriff and Jury and High Court proceedings as a solicitor. His experience of the Criminal Courts therefore extends of 20 years.

Tony has been instructed to lead in High Court trials since the week he called. He estimates having been instructed in more than 1,200 High Court indictments, and having conducted in excess of 300 High Court trials.

He is regarded as a "Senior Junior" Counsel, and as such, more often than not, in recent years has led a Junior Counsel in cases of such significance as to merit the employment of Senior and Junior Counsel. In this capacity he has led in all manner of trials where the charge is of the utmost severity, including around 30 murder trials, trials with allegations of Serious and Organised Crime, and in general terms trials involving violence, armed robbery, sexual offences, drugs offences and firearms offences that are considered at the most serious end of their own category.

In addition he has substantial experience in the Court of Criminal Appeal, has appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Judicial Committee of the General assembly of The Church of Scotland and has been involved in extradition cases, one proceeding as far as the House of Lords.

In relation to those prosecuted in the lower courts, Tony is regularly instructed in relation to regulatory criminal offences, acting regularly for those employed in public service industries or professions.

As an ad hoc Advocate Depute (High Court prosecutor) he has prosecuted crimes involving significant violence, sexual offences, robbery, firearms offences, and drugs. He has also been specifically trained by Crown Office in relation to the prosecution of sexual offences.

In relation to his media law practice, he has been instructed over many years by national newspapers and press agencies providing pre publication advice.

Apart from ongoing professional development relating to Criminal Law, Tony has an interest in medicine and science, and ensures his knowledge of forensic medicine and science, psychiatry and physics are such as to be able to effectively examine and cross examine any expert witness who may be called to give evidence.

Qualifications
LL.B. University of Glasgow

Additional Info
Criminal Defence agent for 7 years prior to Calling.

Advocate Depute Ad Hoc 2006 to date

Director at Faculty Services Ltd. 2011 to date

Mackinnon Advocates,
Glasgow High Court,
1 Mart Street,
Saltmarket,
Glasgow.
G1 5NA
Stable: 0141 553 4890
Fax: 0141 553 2759
Email: MacKinnon Advocates

DX: DX 501555, SALTMARKET
LP: LP2 GLASGOW 14



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