About us

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

Ranked in Chambers and Partners for Litigation Support, Maltin PR was founded more than 10 years ago by the former Chairman of City PR firm Lehmann Communications, Tim Maltin; and the former Global Head of Public Relations at Allen & Overy LLP, Iain Rodger.

Now comprising 20 individuals based at our Holborn offices in the heart of legal London, for over a decade we have handled a range of national and international, high-profile, complex and sensitive PR campaigns, including the Leveson Inquiry, the Libor benchmark-rigging prosecutions, the RBS Rights Issue group litigation, the 2018 Russian Presidential Election, and the campaign in defence of Legal Professional Privilege, as well as various banking and commercial litigation cases.

We are a member of the Public Relations Consultants Association, and both founders are also Members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Tim Maltin is a holder of the Institute of Public Relations Communications Award for Excellence, and Iain Rodger led the team which won Press Campaign of the Year at the Legal Marketing Awards.

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.

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, we also support the day-to-day PR needs of law firms. Our legal clients include full-service international law firms, as well as several of the leading, specialist boutique law firms and barristers’ chambers. We 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 us 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. We liaise with corporate clients in a way which supports and adds value to the litigation strategy, and ensuring 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. Your reputation can suddenly be on the line, and often for things which you did not cause, and sometimes about which you were not aware until the story broke. We help our crisis communication clients to keep calm and execute effective PR 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 still live, allowing us the air-space to change the narrative.

Public Affairs

We assist our clients in getting their messages across to politicians and public bodies. On multiple occasions, we 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 our clients’ objectives.

Design

How you communicate is often as important as what you communicate, and we 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. Our studio designs for 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.

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