Four Maltin PR Partners ranked in Spear’s 500 Top Reputation Managers Index 2024

Four Maltin PR Partners have been ranked in the Spear’s 500 Reputation Managers Index, showcasing the top reputation managers for High Net Worth individuals and corporates, as well as lawyers for matters of privacy, defamation and the protection of private information.

Our Managing Partner Tim Maltin is listed as a ‘Top Flight’ Reputation Manager, one of the 12 top reputation managers in the guide.

Senior Partner Clive Coleman is listed as Top Recommended, with Senior Partner Arthur Maltin and Partner James Lynch listed as Recommended Reputation Managers.

Spear’s notes that Tim Maltin is praised as “one of the premier crisis comms managers in London”, describing his expertise in supporting “HNWs and organisations dealing with complex legal and financial disputes.”

Spear’s Review – Tim Maltin

Known for a forensic focus and dynamic nature, Maltin PR managing partner Tim Maltin guides HNWs on pressing reputational issues.

Previously chairman of Hardy Amies and Lehmann Communications, Maltin founded his firm in 2008. He uses his broad experiences across crisis management and litigation PR – he has written numerous essays and industry guides and has been ranked one of the premier crisis comms managers in London – to support HNWs and organisations dealing with complex legal and financial disputes.

When not helping keep reputations afloat and sinking PR risks, Maltin is a RMS Titanic aficionado and presented a National Geographic documentary on the famed ocean liner.


The guide recognises Clive Coleman’s experience in advising on communications strategies around litigation, praising his expertise in “representing complex, long-running litigation in a way that journalists can understand and pitch to the right editors.”

Spear’s Review – Clive Coleman

Clive Coleman is a senior partner at Maltin PR, where he advises clients on communications strategies around litigation.

Coleman previously worked as the BBC’s legal correspondent and was presenter of Law in Action on Radio 4, covering major stories from a legal perspective and gaining a huge network of important contacts in the judiciary, business and politics. His clients are now major corporates and high profile, high net worth individuals who need his skills in representing complex, long-running litigation in a way that journalists can understand and pitch to the right editors.


Arthur Maltin is described by Spear’s as “a tenacious, speedy and confident PR professional equipped with a strategic nous.” The guide notes that he “uses a scientific lens to disseminate media truths,” and that he possesses an “unflappable determination.”

Spear’s Review – Arthur Maltin

A tenacious, speedy and confident PR professional equipped with a strategic nous, senior partner Arthur Maltin specialises in cultivating bespoke reputation management campaigns for corporates and high-net-worth individuals.

For clients facing litigation, he is skilled in retracing ‘digital footprints’ and works apace to expunge online defamatory content – often with an unflappable determination when spurious content spreads.

Drawing on a wide network of journalists and media contacts scattered throughout the industry, Maltin uses a scientific lens to disseminate media truths – often, his clients’ reputational struggles require in-depth analytical work to ascertain the sources of falsehoods. Fundamentally, for Maltin, his focus is about getting the ‘right narratives’ out into the ether.


The index commends James Lynch, recognising his work on some of Maltin PR’s “most sensitive and difficult cases,” praising his speed and stating that he “always seeks to tease out the ‘optimum story arc’ for his clients.”

Spear’s Review – James Lynch

Taking the lead in some of Maltin’s most sensitive and difficult cases, James Lynch always seeks to tease out the ‘optimum story arc’ for his clients, according to the firm. Known for his speed, Lynch can parse complex legal arguments from detailed court notes and dovetail corresponding media strategies with a rapid-fire turnaround.

His high-stakes legal support for HNWs includes work with an Italian billionaire embroiled in a cross-jurisdictional financial dispute.

Au fait with international PR challenges, Lynch remains unfazed when clients’ reputational struggles play out against tense geopolitical relationships: he recently assisted one central bank in a fraught media campaign, which sought to repatriate 30 tonnes of gold from another central bank.

Read Tim, Arthur, Clive and James’ full profiles in the Spear’s 500 Reputation Managers Index 2024.

Maltin PR’s Spear’s 500 profile can be read here.