DRD Partnership

PR & Communications Department

UK-wide

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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"They have some high-powered clients. DRD can deal with the big commercial or corporate clients, as well as the private types - they're very able to tailor themselves to the demands of either. The team give their clients a feeling that they care, as well as giving the comfort and general sense that things are under control."

"They have an excellent team approach to dealing with big crises and can react really quickly. They also don't have the administrative burdens that lots of large firms have, so they can be more flexible for you."

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 continental legal courts in the world. "To me, Claire is inspirational," attests a client; "she's had a long and eventful career but is still very generous with her time and contacts. She's a very effective networker and works really hard." Another source adds: "She was involved in highly combustible situations of incredibly serious accusations, and always remained on the front foot throughout."

The "very impressive" Kate Miller is "down to earth," "reassuring to clients" and has "the legal background to make her stand out among her peers," according to various sources. Miller is a qualified solicitor and has advised on multiple disputes across a broad range of sectors throughout her career. "The number one things you look for in a good public relations person are judgement and strategic advice, and Kate is spot on there. She just gets it right," reports an interviewee.