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Litigation Support 2022
UK-wide Litigation PR & Communications
Band 4


Provided by Hawthorn Advisors

Hawthorn specialises in reputation management, providing strategic counsel for governments, businesses, NGOs, and high-profile individuals. Our specialist team has extensive experience working on complex challenges shaping perceptions and altering outcomes.

Hawthorn’s team combines experience in government, Whitehall, media, international institutions, think tanks and regulatory bodies.

Based in London, Hawthorn has worked with clients in North America, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Lebanon, Kurdistan, Iraq, France, Netherlands, Bangladesh, Egypt, Bulgaria, Panama, Nigeria, Ukraine, Algeria, Pakistan, Somalia, and Morocco.

We have a team of over sixty strategic advisors and our experienced litigation communications advisors include a former newspaper editor, a British barrister and former Solicitor General, well known former BBC journalists, and a former advisor to Tony Blair.



John Evans, CEO and Founder

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Sam Woodcock, Director

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Litigation PR & Communications - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

London-based Hawthorn Advisors is a strategic communications and advisory firm consisting of former journalists, barristers, solicitors and government advisers. The agency routinely handles sophisticated domestic and cross-border cases that often include a political, business or public element. It provides comprehensive reputation management expertise and its directors draw on their unique political campaigning experience in formulating litigation communications strategies.


"Where they stand out is their ability to reframe their disputes; they have well-thought-out strategic and tactical media intervention."

"The Hawthorn team is commercially adept and has provided excellent - multi-layered - insight in the context of our cross-border work together. I have been particularly impressed with Hawthorn's ability to tap subject matter and geographic expertise within its team when needed."

"The Hawthorn team is always well prepared and their collective connectivity in the media sphere and communications experience is always evident."

Notable practitioners

John Evans and Sam Woodcock are key contacts.