Protecting and building value

We work to protect and build value, moderating those factors which can have an impact on our client’s brand, their licence to do business, their access to capital markets or their relationships with stakeholders.

Recognised by Chambers & Partners as a top-ranked Crisis & Risk Management firm, DRD advises clients ranging from large corporates and institutions to start-ups, SMEs and individuals. The team bears expertise in a number of specialist areas including the education and charity sectors, public bodies and industry groups, pension trustees, and private clients.

“Very strategic, easy to work with and always see the bigger picture. Crisis management is all about judgement, and they all share that impeccable judgement.”

Chambers and Partners

Managing crises

We are available at short notice to assist clients managing crises on both a national and international level. Triggers include: internal events, for example governance failures, regulatory scrutiny, health & safety, cyber attacks or activist interventions; or external factors, such as political unrest, economic or regulatory upheaval, supply chain disruption and climate change.

We work alongside client teams, first to stabilise the situation and then to plot a course for a return to ‘business-as-usual’, while seeking to minimise disruption and reputational harm.

In the longer term, we help clients protect and build value in their operations. We work across communications disciplines, sectors and geographies. We deliver analysis and insight, and then multi-channel, multi-stakeholder programmes, aligned to business goals.

A top-ranked Crisis & Risk Management firm

Litigation Communications

Our senior team has the technical experience and skills needed to provide expert advice and support in complex litigation and disputes.


Competition & Regulation

Our competition and regulation experts have experience dealing with complex issues around regulatory scrutiny.


Crisis & Reputation Management

The effective management of risks and opportunities lies at the heart of our approach to crisis and reputation management.


Public Affairs & Campaigns

We provide a full range of public affairs services, from campaigns that influence public policy through to engagement strategies.