David Andrew Graves (Alderman)

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Correspondence address: 
Members' Room
PO Box 270

Email:  david.graves@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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David was educated at Windsor Grammar School and St John's College, Oxford, where he won an Open Scholarship to read Law (Jurisprudence). He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Lovell, White & King (Hogan Lovells since 2010) from which he retired in 2017, in his 35th year with the firm. He is a litigator with experience of a wide variety of civil disputes before specialising in product liability litigation. This included considerable experience of litigation in the US and Canada and in managing associated large scale disclosure exercises. He is qualified as a Solicitor Advocate for Civil Proceedings. 


Experienced in the education sector as a Governor with the City of London School for Girls, the City of London School for Boys and the Emanuel School. Higher Education experience was gained as a Governor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2009 -18, Chairman 2012-15 and Fellow from 2015). 


Since election as an Alderman he has served on most of the City Corporation's principal Committees and Boards either as a full member or ex-officio


Also President of the Cripplegate Ward Club, Master of the City of London Solicitors' Company 2017 - 18, Governor of the Cripplegate Foundation, Trustee of the Guildhall School Trust and of the St Paul's Cathedral Chorister Trust. David has also sat as a Magistrate since 2009.