Tim is Managing Partner of Maltin PR, an award-winning and internationally recognised London-based Legal and Litigation PR firm, which is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers for Litigation PR and Communications.
Also individually ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for Litigation Support and ranked as a leading reputation manager in the Spear’s 500 guide to the top global advisers for High Net Worth individuals, Tim is a recognised expert in Legal and Litigation PR, and Reputation Management. Tim was also named Outstanding Individual of the Year at the Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards, and listed as one of the top Crisis Communication experts in the world in the Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting, in 2022.
Chambers and Partners describes him as “extremely proactive” and “an excellent ideas man”. The Guide also recognises his understanding of legal and litigation matters, and his ability to “quickly grasp the agendas involved in a case“. The Guide also describes Tim as “a very passionate advocate for his clients. He really fights their corner and makes clients feel he is very much a part of the team. He takes very complex litigation and presents it to journalists in a way that is digestible without losing any of the accuracy.”
A legal source calls him “the driving force of the firm” and states that he is “exceptionally good in complex, high-profile cases.” Clients praise his dynamism, with one saying he “has an energy in him that makes him a force of action,” and another commenting: “He will run through brick walls for his clients. He knows absolutely everyone and always understands what’s going on and what can be achieved.” One source comments “he does not allow [his] enthusiasm to cloud his judgement, which is invariably spot on,” while another enthuses “there’s never a problem, just a challenge, and he’ll find a solution.”
“Tim is a very sophisticated operator who has valuable contacts with the legal press and a good sense of how to tell a story for journalistic use,” explains a commentator. “He gets the mood right, develops effective strategies and offers commercially sensible advice that clients appreciate,” says another source, adding: “He brings huge amounts of energy to every case.”
Spear’s 500 notes that Tim Maltin is “known for his forensic focus and dynamic nature”, and that he “guides HNWs on pressing reputational issues and uses his broad experience across crisis management and litigation PR to support HNWs and organisations dealing with complex legal and financial disputes”. The Guide also notes that Tim “has been ranked one of the premier crisis comms managers in London.”
Tim is a regular contributor to industry publications on PR matters, including the Legal 500 Litigation Country Comparative Guide, which recently published his 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“.
Tim has also written for Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guides “An Overview to Litigation PR & Communications“, “Hybrid hearings should be here to stay” and “Reputation and legal strategy in civil litigation“.
Tim was also recently interviewed by Lawdragon in relation to Maltin PR’s litigation support and legal PR practices, as well as trends in the industry.
He was previously Chairman of international fashion brand Hardy Amies Plc, and City PR firm Lehmann Communications, before setting up Maltin PR.
Tim is also the author of several books on the Titanic and he wrote and presented the feature-length documentary film special ‘Titanic: Case Closed’ for National Geographic. For Titanic’s centenary, Tim also co-wrote and co-presented ‘Titanic – Minute by minute’, a three-hour live broadcast on BBC Radio 2, with Jeremy Vine, which won a Bronze Award at the Sony Radio Awards, and the Grand Award and a Gold Award at the New York Radio Awards. Tim recently co-presented a Titanic documentary with historian and TV presenter Dan Snow.