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Graham is a consultant.
Graham began his career in the District Valuers Office in Liverpool in 1966 where he specialised in compulsory purchase work, specifically dealing with compensation claims arising out of land being acquired for the new Mersey Tunnel.
Graham qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1969 and became a Fellow in 1976. Having joined Conrad Ritblat (now Colliers International) in 1973 to head up their Rating Department, Graham was made a Partner at Conrad Ritblat in 1977. During this period he acted for major clients and developed a speciality in dealing with leisure properties such as hotels, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, as well as normal commercial properties such as offices, shops and factories. He has appeared successfully at the Lands Tribunal on behalf of Sotheby’s and P&O Ferries.
In 1989 Graham entered into partnership with Simon Bolton to form Bolton Birch. In 1992 Bolton Birch expanded and Graham headed up the new office in the West End of London, which relocated to Windsor in 2001.
With effect from June 2018 Graham joined Wilks Head and Eve as a consultant. He continues to specialise in rating advice and appeals with an emphasis on leisure property and has participated in industry negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency to establish agreed bases of valuation for cinemas and theatres.
Graham is a member of the Rating Surveyors’ Association and served for several years as a Committee Member. He is also a Member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation and as well as rating advice he specialises in lease renewals and rent reviews.
Service Area: Ratingenquiries@wilks-head.co.uk 07836370561