About us

Maltin PR is a London-based legal and corporate PR firm specialising in legal and litigation PR, and reputation management.

Maltin PR was founded 10 years ago by the former Global Head of Public Relations at Allen & Overy LLP, Iain Rodger; and the former Chairman of City PR firm Lehmann Communications, Tim Maltin.

Based at their Holborn offices in the heart of legal London and now comprising 20 individuals, for over a decade they have handled a range of national and international, high-profile, complex and sensitive litigation support campaigns, including the Leveson Inquiry, the Libor benchmark-rigging prosecutions, major group litigations and the campaign in defence of Legal Professional Privilege, as well as several international banking and commercial litigation matters.

They are regularly asked to work on many of the most major cases in the UK commercial courts, including a £200m litigation against one of the largest banks in the world, PR surrounding the repatriation of funds in a $300m international fraud and a £1.25bn claim in the commercial court arising from international sanctions. They offer clients wide ranging services to support their strategic aims throughout litigation. They also successfully control narratives, protect reputations and conduct targeted media briefings on a variety of multi-jurisdictional litigation cases, as well as those involving international banks, group action litigations, international political campaigns, high-profile regulatory and financial prosecutions, and disputes involving international corporates.

Maltin PR is recognised by Chambers and Partners 2018 as a leading Litigation Support PR firm: “Clients appreciate the firm for being “very passionate about the cases they take on,” while a lawyer reports that “we were dealing with an organisation that gets badly beaten up in the press. The only firm we have used who have had any traction with this case are Maltin. Not a lot of the vanilla, large PR agencies could handle it.” The agency are also commended for “providing spot-on judgements” on how to engage with activists and agitators surrounding a case.

Iain Rodger led the team which won Press Campaign of the Year at the Legal Marketing Awards and Tim Maltin is a holder of the Institute of Public Relations Communications Award for Excellence.

Maltin are a regular contributors to industry publications on PR matters, including the Legal 500 Litigation Country Comparative Guide, which recently published our essays on “The role of Litigation PR both outside and inside the courtroom” and “How to integrate legal and PR strategy to optimise litigation results“.

Maltin PR work discreetly and effectively to deliver your PR objectives before, during and after court hearings, CMC’s and full trials. They support your overall legal strategy as well as your ultimate communications objectives. Working with publicly available documents such as your Particulars of Claim, they can also assist with introducing witness evidence at the right time. They work closely with key journalists, providing them with background briefings and the tools to stand up complex information.

As well as maximising exposure where required, Maltin PR also assist with keeping press interest to a minimum when this is desirable. They also add antidote comments into negative online articles and assist in removing inaccurate information.

They get results quickly and relish being brought into complex projects, including those which require a highly commercial approach.

They can also promote private investigations and deploy third-party voices on behalf of clients where appropriate.

Our services

Our CSR

Every Maltin client is unique. When you become our client, we take time to understand your bespoke requirements and expectations. Only by doing that can we achieve the best measurable results for your success. Our approach is rigorous and disciplined to ensure that the specific demands of your business are addressed with the utmost professionalism and discretion. We focus on what you want us to accomplish in raising, building and maintaining your public profile.

Our services

Legal PR

Utilising a wide range of contacts in both the national, legal and client-facing trade press, they also support the PR needs of law firms. Their legal clients include full-service international law firms, as well as several of the leading, specialist law firms and chambers. They position and promote law firms and key fee earners, raising their profiles to further build and maintain the reputation and profile of the firm or set.

Litigation PR

We are regularly asked to work on many of the most major cases in the UK commercial courts, including a £200m litigation against a High Street Bank, PR surrounding the repatriation of funds in a $300m international fraud and the defence of ongoing investigations by prosecuting authorities on behalf of major international corporates. We offer clients wide ranging services to support their strategic aims throughout litigation. We have also successfully controlled narratives, protected reputations and conducted targeted media briefings on a variety of multi-jurisdictional litigation cases, as well as those involving international banks, group action litigations, international political campaigns, high-profile regulatory and financial prosecutions and disputes involving global natural resources companies.

We regularly contribute to legal publications about the latest developments in Litigation PR and Support, and we are one of the few Firms ranked in Chambers for our expertise in this area.

Corporate PR

Law firms often ask them to work either through them or directly for their corporate clients, particularly those involved in high-stakes, complex commercial litigations and regulatory or prosecuting authority investigations. They liaise with corporate clients in a way which supports and adds value to the litigation strategy, and ensures that the PR messages outside the courtroom reinforce the strategy inside it.

Reputation Management

Our reputation management team works closely with high net worth individuals and corporates to protect their reputations, mitigating risks and ensuring public focus on the client’s narratives. Our team is also experienced in rehabilitating damaged reputations through carefully managed strategies, including thought leadership campaigns and ‘Right to be Forgotten’ applications, as well as working closely with leading defamation lawyers as required.

Crisis Communications

Corporates and individuals sometimes become embroiled in sudden media storms. These can often be international in nature, due to the global news cycle. Clients’ reputations can suddenly be on the line, and often for things which they did not cause, and sometimes about which they were not aware until the story broke. Maltin PR help their clients to execute effective strategies to recover their global reputations, and get their side of the story heard. Speed is often the key in these situations, as traction will be most effective while the story is current. Equally, a well planned rebuttal strategy can be deployed strategically at any point to change the narrative.

Public Affairs

Maltin PR also assist their clients in getting their messages across to politicians and public bodies. They have successfully implemented public affairs campaigns for corporates, law firms and high net worth individuals, putting journalists and politicians together to create public interest campaigns which support their clients’ objectives.

Design

How you communicate is often as important as what you communicate, and they have an in-house design studio which handles all print and digital client messaging, from a new group litigation website to a corporate newsletter or annual report. Their in-house studio designs for law firms, corporates and professional services companies and understands appealing to specialist, targeted audiences, as well as supporting the litigation team on public interest and stakeholder campaigns.

Recent Coverage

How to (mis)manage a fortune

Norwich Pharmacal Orders Remain Vital In The Internet Age

The legal implications of ‘eco-anxiety’

What clients say about Maltin PR

Clients praise Tim Maltin for being an “extremely proactive and energetic individual, to a degree that’s difficult to believe,” and “an excellent ideas man.” Lawyers attest: “He understands legal and litigation matters, and quickly grasps the agendas involved in a case. I’ve yet to come across anyone in my 30 years as a litigator who is as focused on and dedicated to litigation PR.”

Chambers and Partners Litigation Support 2018