Preparing a Law Firm for an SRA Tribunal


  • Byfield acted for one of Russia’s largest banks in a dispute against individuals in several jurisdictions to recover losses incurred in an alleged fraudulent bond scheme. Working closely with the bank’s legal and compliance teams, we devised a PR outreach programme to manage media interest around the claims, and to place pressure on the defendants.


  • Combining publicly available details from the legal claims and research into online resources, we built a compelling narrative for our client’s position. We planned our responses around potential scenarios to ensure media interest was managed in a timely and measured way. We also built a suite of media briefing documents, which were a vital part of informing journalists about the case and which also helped to build goodwill with reporters.


  • The defendants were forced into negotiations having sustained unwanted media attention and challenging coverage. This ultimately led to the losses being recovered.