Donna Black

Communications Director

Donna joins the MD Communications team with 20 years’ PR and communications experience. After studying law at university, Donna worked in legal publishing before embarking on her PR career. She has advised law firms, SMEs and public sector organisations on their PR, communications and internal communications.

Donna was the communications specialist for leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP, a former UK Law Firm of the Year and the first large law firm in the UK to become employee owned. She was part of the firm’s award winning marketing team, picking up several awards for internal and external communications including Campaign’s Marketing New Thinking Awards, Law Society Excellence Awards, Modern Law Awards and Symphony Legal Awards.

She has experience helping law firms to raise their profile at a corporate level, as well as practice areas including dispute resolution, real estate, corporate/commercial and private client, and sectors such as tourism, technology and media.

Using tactics including newsjacking, deals PR, placing thought-leadership articles and arranging media interviews, Donna works closely with clients to generate media coverage in regional, trade and national media.

Donna is an excellent communicator and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a professional and talented communications specialist. Her calm and level headed approach is just what you need in a crisis and her ability to understand what the message needs to be makes her an excellent writer. A joy to work with.

Rae CrockerMarketing Manager - Stephens Scown