When law firms face crises, they call Byfield to manage their reputations.

When a law firm’s actions are called into question, the potential for reputational damage is greater than in almost any other sector. Consequently, it is vital to ensure you are prepared for any crisis event, and able to act swiftly and decisively, to protect your firm’s reputation.

As the legal sector specialist, Byfield has unparalleled experience of managing highly sensitive and often business-critical crisis situations for law firms and their stakeholders. Our reputation counsel is relied upon to bring a measured external view to special situations which require a deep understanding of the partnership structures and the broader business and social environment law firms operate in.

Our knowledge and experience means we can quickly assess the situation and offer pragmatic advice across the full range of crisis situations and communications channels – crucial in any crisis event.  We have advised some of the world’s leading law firms on major redundancy programmes, office closures, team moves, failed mergers, #MeToo, employment tribunals, international terrorism incidents, criminal investigations, cyber attacks, data breaches and professional negligence claims. We are particularly well known for our expertise in representing law firms and individuals facing SRA investigations.


  • Crisis audit and planning
  • Media relations
  • Media shielding service
  • Press office function
  • Spokesperson training
  • Crisis simulation
  • Internal communications
  • Stakeholder communications
  • Digital and social media strategy and response

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