David Graves

David Graves

Consultant, London

Email david.graves@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2833

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation

30 years’ experience as a solicitor in London has given David Graves a very broad perspective. Over the last 20 years David has focused on the disclosure and related aspects of large-scale international litigation, working closely with local counsel to ensure that disclosure obligations are met. This goes hand in hand with keeping the processes efficient and cost-effective, and requires a focus on the key issues and the ability to understand how to use modern technology to maximum advantage. 

David was elected as an Alderman for the Ward of Cripplegate in the City of London in 2008 providing him with experience of Local Government law and practice. In 2015 David completed a three year term as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a Higher Education Institution partly funded by the City of London Corporation.

Education and admissions


M.A., University of Oxford


Member Law Society of England and Wales

Representative experience

Defending a global consumer products company in products liability litigation in multiple jurisdictions internationally.

Assisting in the setting up of an offshore document review project, providing training and Quality Control input.

Advising in relation to disclosure and management of large-scale document productions.

Assisting in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings relating to letters of request, and the extent of legal professional privilege.

Advising in relation to document retention issues affecting a global conglomerate.

Acting for Middle East businessman and his family in defending claim for return of secret commissions where a world-wide freezing order was in place.

Acting in an investigation by the DTI under S.447 of the Companies Act 1985.

Acting for the leading manufacturer of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine in an English product liability group action.

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