We are delighted that Byfield’s Managing Director, Gus Sellitto, has been announced as Chairman of the Public Relations and Communications Association’s (PRCA) new Legal Group.
The Legal Group will focus on PR for legal sector businesses and litigation PR, two specialist areas of PR that have grown considerably in recent years.
The PRCA Legal Group welcomes individuals, consultancies, and in-house teams at all stages of their careers in the legal sector of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA already has a wide range of successful sectoral, regional and national groups.
The Group’s Chairman is Gus Sellitto CMPRCA, Co-Founder, Byfield Consultancy. Gus has been working within legal and litigation PR for almost 20 years and helps clients build their businesses and protect and enhance their reputations through effective communications.
Gus Sellitto said: “It’s an honour to take up this role in the newly formed PRCA Legal Group which is a sign that legal PR has come of age. The group is relevant for anyone interested in PR for legal sector businesses and litigation PR. Additionally, we will provide members with access to training delivered by lawyers on the latest issues affecting PR practitioners such as the new data protection rules coming into force next year and updates on privacy law. I’m very excited about people joining us and getting the group underway.”
Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “The PRCA Legal Group will bring together professionals across the legal sector to discuss issues faced in this thriving sector of the communications industry. I am looking forward to working alongside Gus to offer a networking platform for legal PR professionals to build effective relationships on a more personal level.”
If you would like to be part of the committee for the PRCA Legal Group, contact Isobel Arrowsmith and Gus Sellitto.
If you would like to be a member of the group, contact Tara Munis.
About the PRCA
Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 55 countries around the world. It represents in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.
The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.
All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry’s behalf e.g. fighting the NLA’s digital licence.