Lawyer Monthly – How Important Is PR During Litigation?

Marketing can make or break a company and so to ensure you stay afloat in competitive times, hiring a specialist PR or marketing team is vital, especially during lengthy, and possibly controversial litigation proceeds. Lawyer Monthly hear from Stuart Leach who has combined his involvement in advertising with his experience as a barrister, to guide his  …

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Will new guidelines improve court access for the media?

A practical new guide on media access to courts has been issued by the HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) earlier this month. The guide is an accessible first point of reference for court and tribunal staff who handle information requests from the media or arrange media access to trials. It has been developed by  …

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Charitable giving – a reputation dividend?

Charitable giving is increasing at all levels. Last year Coutts reported an explosion of high level giving since the financial crash. Only a fraction of these significant gifts come close to the frontpages. Even without making headlines, however, it is important to understand that philanthropy can be a valuable tool to improve a donor’s reputation.  …

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Fashion faux pas: How Weibo tripped up a leading luxury brand in France

On 25th April 2018, a Chinese customer who was queuing outside the Balenciaga concession in the famous Parisian retailer Le Printemps complained about people jumping the queue. Her son, who came to her defence, was allegedly violently struck to the ground by security guards. Shortly after, Chinese witnesses to the incident were asked to leave by  …

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