We are sad to announce the passing of Graham Kean

It is with regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Graham Kean.

From the day he qualified as a Solicitor in 1976, Graham appeared in court almost every day. Graham initially worked at solicitors firms, in both Oxford and Bristol, practising in criminal and family cases. It was not long before Graham established his own practice as an independent Solicitor Advocate specialising in Criminal work (both prosecuting and defending) and Children Act Family cases.

Increasingly Graham’s work became focused on Children Act Family Law, in which he then specialised in Public Law appearing at all court levels, often in complex hearings and often against silks.

In 2012 the time came when Graham was very happy to accept an invitation to join the Bar and 3PB family team. With his experience of representing local authorities, Children’s Guardians and parents, Graham built a successful practice in Chambers with a reputation amongst his peers, Judges and clients, for his tenacious, yet detailed, advocacy and a clear forensic approach to evidence.

When not in court, Graham throughout his life indulged his love of music. He played the organ regularly at Tewskesbury Abbey, appeared in many concerts at the Barbican, St Johns Smith Square and other venues in London and the regions. He was the founder and for many years the director of the highly respected Tetbury Music Festival.

Graham was a fine man, and a fine barrister. We will miss him.

Details of his funeral are available from Mark Heath.