Alisa Grafton biography

Alisa is a consultant scrivener notary with DePinna LLP, an expert on networking and author of Great Networking: The Art and Practice of Building Authentic Professional Relationships. 

Before joining DePinna, initially as Partner, she was Partner at Cheeswrights LLP, a firm of Scrivener Notaries, legal professionals specialising in cross-border transactions. The second female partner in the 240-year history of the firm, she credits her professional success to her proactive approach to business development and networking.

Formerly an active member of the Board and the Director of Marketing & Communications at City Women Network, she has a passion for establishing and nurturing connections with a wide range of professionals inside and outside of the law and on creating a positive personal brand.

In 2015-2018 she ran the City Blog for the BBC Russian Service, where she spoke candidly about the challenges of being a busy City parent.  She frequently speaks on the practical aspects of effective networking and the effective use of empathy, creativity and emotional intelligence as career and business tools.