Richard Graham set-up Vogt Graham Lawyers with Will Vogt in 2007.  Vogt Graham Lawyers has been a Law Society of WA Quality Approved Practice since 2009.

Since being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2004, Richard has acted for many clients, including:

  • recruitment companies
  • accountants
  • local governments
  • strata companies
  • mining clients and
  • defendants in criminal matters.

Richard has acted as counsel at:

  • civil and criminal trials at the Magistrates Court 
  • mediations and pre-trial conferences at the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court and SAT
  • many pleas of mitigation at the District and Magistrates Court
  • many interlocutory applications at the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court.

He was previously involved in local government. He was a Councillor at the City of Cockburn between 2000 and 2008, Deputy Mayor of the City of Cockburn between 2000 and 2007, a board member of the Western Australian Local Government Association between 2003 and 2008 and a member of various committees at the Western Australian Planning Commission during his time as a councillor. 

Richard was also previously President of the Business Leaders association, and a board member of the Melville-Cockburn Chamber of Commerce.

Richard has provided pro bono legal services at the Citizens Advice Bureau, Sussex Street Community Legal Centre and been a pro bono prosecutor with the RSPCA.  This work included being President of the Citizens Advice Bureau of Western Australia during 2013-2014.

Richard is a member of 2 committees at the Law Society of WA.  These are the Courts Committee and the Costs Committee.

Link: Qualifications  Link: Criminal Law experience  Download: CPD Seminar Paper given to Law Society of WA on 16 March 2016


  • Bachelor of Laws - UWA (2002)
  • Bachelor of Commerce - UWA (2002)
  • Diploma - Company Directors Course - Australian Institute of Company Directors (2006)
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Western Australia (2004)