Litigation and Disputes

Litigation and Disputes

We provide specialist strategic communications support to reinforce your legal strategy beyond the courtroom to encompass complex public and political considerations.  

Our practice has specialist training, skills, and experience. We understand the realities of the modern media and digital landscape, the rigours of the law and the need to deliver results. 

We are proud to be ranked Band 1, Chambers and Partners Litigation Support 2018-2021.

 

Portland offers bespoke communications solutions to legal issues across multiple jurisdictions, countries, and languages.  

Strategic communications 

Complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation require a communications strategy that ensures reputational, political, stakeholder and other issues are optimally managed. We work closely with lawyers to ensure that the legal strategy is reinforced through our communications strategy. 

Litigation consulting 

Data from media, and from public opinion polls, can form an important part of a legal argument. Our in-house British Polling Council-accredited research team can undertake quantitative and qualitative research to support legal arguments, such as audits to understand the reach of media and social media as well as polling of key audiences. 

Media management 

High-profile and complex litigations, investigations and disputes can damage reputations. We have legal, business, and international media contacts and experience, and understand the importance of ensuring coverage is factually accurate through our 24/7 monitoring and rebuttals. Our team are experienced at managing media in court and handling complex media briefings. 

Arbitration communications 

Arbitration proceedings are highly confidential – but there is no guarantee against leaks. Our team creates strategies designed to mitigate risk and prepare for any potential fallouts from high-value, high-profile arbitration procedures. 

Class actions 

We have experience defending well-known companies against class actions, as well as leading claimant groups against large corporates. We have also worked with major brands to manage employee and consumer actions in the UK, and carried out book-builds, notification plans and class communications. 

Investigations and public bodies 

The threat or instigation of an investigation or judicial review is closely watched by the media and other stakeholders. Our team has experience working with clients to protect corporate reputations and rebuild individual profiles and dealing with judicial reviews and investigations across multiple jurisdictions. 

 

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