A high profile battle in the courts can often spill into the press. Ensure that the headlines are the right ones.
Winning in the court of law doesn’t necessarily lead to winning in the court of public opinion. When a client is involved in litigation, everyone likes to keep an eye on the dispute, and managing public opinion can be a difficult tightrope to walk.
Byfield is one of the UK’s most experienced specialist litigation PR consultancies. We offer clients a complete service in litigation and disputes PR spanning: preparation of messaging and communication materials in advance of any litigation becoming public; through-trial media and stakeholder communications management, including attendance at court and managing the media during court proceedings; and post-trial reputation rebuild.
Byfield supports clients through the dispute process in what are often highly complicated and high stakes cases. We act for businesses, individuals, charities and public figures and have represented clients in a number of multi-jurisdictional cases. We have particular experience in building and supporting class actions and acting in third party funded cases. We work closely with dispute resolution lawyers and inhouse legal counsel to ensure the communications strategy dovetails the litigation strategy. Our in-depth understanding of the court process and the parameters within which the media operate means we are strongly placed to support clients before, during and after any litigation.
- Litigation PR strategy and planning
- Scenario planning
- Stakeholder communications
- Internal communications
- Media relations
- Media shielding
- Press office function
- Spokesperson training
- Rapid rebuttal
- Media management through trial
- Social media
- Post-litigation reputation rebuild