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Litigation Support 2022
UK-wide Litigation PR & Communications
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2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by DRD Partnership

DRD has built a senior team, including former practising lawyers, communications specialists and public affairs advisors, with the technical experience and skills needed to provide expert advice and support in complex litigation and disputes.

DRD understands both the constraints and opportunities of communicating during legal and regulatory processes, enabling it to devise strategies and targeted programs to anticipate, manage and react to reputational aspects of a legal matter. Acting as an interface between the court of law and the court of public opinion, DRD works closely alongside legal advisers, in-house general counsel and senior management. It bases its recommendations on a thorough understanding of the legal strategy and a forensic analysis of likely scenarios, risks and outcomes.

In many instances DRD works with its public affairs and regulatory teams to understand the impact and influence of political audiences in challenging or contentious situations.





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What the team is known for

From its office in London, DRD Partnership advises both defendants and claimants facing complex disputes. The team is deeply experienced in handling the media, public opinion and key stakeholders. Its practitioners have a keen understanding of the legal process and of the types of sensitivities that may arise over the course of a high-profile dispute.

Strengths

"DRD provide responsive, innovative and intelligent input and often impress clients with their lateral thinking."

"It is a good outfit at DRD Partnership - it is not just advice on communications, it is monitoring media, monitoring social media, reviewing a target's websites and all the rest of it. It's a comprehensive service."

Notable practitioners

Claire Davidson is a joint founding partner of DRD and has extensive experience advising on international disputes involving some of the highest national and international courts. A source says: "She's a creative thinker, and really well versed. She has a public policy background which brings lots of experience." "She's really bright, really well connected and really sensible about getting all the points across that are not on the page," observes another commentator.

Kate Miller is a qualified solicitor and has advised on multiple disputes across a broad range of sectors throughout her career. "It is particularly helpful that Kate used to be a solicitor. She has a really good understanding of litigation but also just gets the whole picture," says a commentator, who also adds that "she is hugely professional, extremely knowledgeable and very sensible."

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