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What the team is known for Based in London, Montfort Communications is a financial and corporate communications specialist. Organisations, public bodies and individuals take advantage of Montfort's litigation and disputes team, which consists of practising lawyers, political advisers and highly capable communications experts. The agency has aided clients engaged in proceedings before England's senior courts, as well as in foreign jurisdictions.
Strengths"They understand lawyers. Montfort appreciates the challenges of complex litigation, and the communications side, as former litigators themselves. That's been really valuable. I'd describe them as very strategic and responsive. During a crisis, when work needs to be done on messaging, they're there."
"Their connections with journalists are top-drawer."
Work highlights Advised Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority on its litigation communications strategy.
The "very nice and sensible"
Alex Just is a senior consultant at the agency, an employed barrister and an expert in reputation management. "He does really good-quality work," reveals an interviewee. "He's one of those people with a great work ethic," adds another source; "I have never had to wait for something urgent to be turned around in longer than 48 hours with Alex. That's my golden rule, and he carries that kind of approach."
Stuart Leach recently joined Montfort Communications from Pagefield Global, which he had co-founded. Clients draw on his experience as an employed barrister in the course of difficult litigation proceedings. "Unusually for a PR guy," says an interviewee, "Stuart is a barrister and therefore understands the litigation world inside out. More importantly, he is an astute and original thinker who is adept at coming up with creative solutions to communications problems." "There's no fluff or exaggerating with Stuart. No sales pitch, just straight talking, and he just makes sure we understand the risks," says a client.