DDL Personnel - Our Key People

Paul Harding, Chairman, has over 35 years' experience of legal documentation including 20 years' involvement with derivatives. Since 1990 he has worked for Barclays Capital Securities Limited, Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. and Hill Samuel Bank Limited where he was Head of Treasury Documentation. He founded DDL in 1996.
Abigail Harding, Managing Director, joined DDL in June 2008. She has 2 years’ credit derivatives confirmations and one year's middle office experience in structured credit derivatives for a large American investment bank. Since joining DDL she has worked on a number of in-house and outsourced assignments relating to ISDA and CSA negotiation.  She has also provided training on credit derivatives documentation.
Alexandra Norton, Senior Manager, joined DDL in January 2004 and is responsible for marketing and customer service. She normally acts as the first point of contact with DDL as she is permanently based in our office.


DDL also has a team of experienced associates on whom it can call for specific contracts.

These associates are available to work in clients' offices on an exclusive basis during the relevant project.  They undertake contracts lasting a few days to several months and have excellent experience in our industry.

During projects they follow clients' policies and parameters rigorously. 

We also provide associates to cover holiday periods.

Everyone at DDL is target orientated and committed to providing a technically excellent service combined with a practical business approach.