Litigation PR requires an intimate understanding of the law and legal process. We offer market leading PR expertise during times of dispute, working closely with the client’s legal team. Litigation PR is about managing the impact of a conflict on staff, clients, the media and other stakeholders through planned and thoughtful communications. High profile disputes that are likely to result in litigation require sensitive handling to minimise and manage these risks and reduce the potential of serious and enduring harm to the reputation of a company or individual.
Dispute Resolution PR
Dispute Resolution PR is about managing the impact of conflicts on staff, clients, the media and other stakeholders through planned and thoughtful communications. Mishandled disputes can cause a decline in staff moral, client dissatisfaction and the wrong kind of media interest. Often, organisations are slow to identify the attendant dangers of potentially high profile disputes. Pyrrhic victories are won in the court of law while reputations can be lost in the court of public opinion.
Richard Elsen is well known amongst leading journalists for his handling of highly sensitive national and international news stories. His work includes dispute litigation, crisis and reputation management mandates. Richard Elsen was one of the first exponents of litigation PR in the UK. Richard Elsen has over 15 years PR experience, beginning his career with British Rail, where he handled media relations on issues ranging from privatisation to rail accident crisis management. In the last decade Richard Elsen has handled media aspects of some of the most challenging and high profile civil actions brought before the High Court. Richard Elsen has also lectured on litigation and crisis PR and has written about the topics in publications such as FD Legal and Mondaq and has been quoted on CNN.com.
At Byfield Consultancy we provide expert legal PR. Our client base covers all of the legal practice areas and we provide reputation management for individual solicitors, barristers, niche law firms, national law firms, international law firms, global law firms, Alternative Business Structures and legal sector businesses.