Schillings announces details of the protecting reputations in sports conference
Released on: March 5, 2009, 7:03 am
Schillings, one of the UK's top law firms dedicated to
protecting the reputations of international corporations, brands and
celebrities, has announced the full conference programme for its
upcoming forum in protecting reputations in sports at the Paramount
Club, Centre Point in London on 31st March.
The half day Schillings conference will bring
together leading experts in the industry. The keynote address will be delivered by
the former international rugby star Kenny Logan, winner of more than 70 caps for his
country. The speaker panel will debate issues facing sports brands and sporting
professionals from a public relations, media and legal perspective.
The sports industry is a sophisticated and competitive marketplace. Correctly
balancing the needs of the corporate sponsor, with those of the sporting team and
the players and personalities involved, can provide a winning formula. However, in
reality this balance is hard to achieve and even harder to maintain in an
increasingly celebrity obsessed society.
Attendees at this event will:
- Gain a complete insight into the reputation management issues facing the sports industry
- Find out how the glare of the celebrity spotlight and the pressure of sponsorship
can affect a sports personality’s performance
- Understand the importance of brand value and realise the commercial potential of
- Examine the new threats of unscrupulous marketers and the increasing cases of
false endorsements in the sports world
- Discover how to use the law and PR to protect brands from a media threat
- Network with the industries’ leading figures over a networking lunch and drinks
The Schillings conference programme will open with a networking lunch followed by
presentations covering brand value from both individual and corporate perspectives,
before moving on to the realities and practicalities of a media crisis. The
conference will then conclude with a panel discussion and drinks reception.
Representing Shillings will be the Conference Chairman and Schillings Partner, John
Kelly, and Schillings Associate, Matthew Himsworth.
John Kelly heads up the Sports practice at Schillings as a litigation lawyer who represents high profile brands and
individuals in the entertainment and sports world. As well as advising premiership
and international football clubs and agents he also provides sports stars with
advice on contract and commercial dispute resolution, sponsorship deals as well as general media management matters.
Matthew Himsworth is a lawyer who specialises in reputation management on behalf of
corporate brands and public figures. Matt has extensive experience in dealing with
the media in both pre- and post-publication matters. His sports practice includes
clients such as Lance Armstrong, the Professional Rugby Players Associations, WMG
and Premiership football.
Other speakers include Tim Luckett, Managing Director at Hill & Knowlton and Phil
Hall, CEO of PHA Media
Schillings is one of Britain's top law firms dedicated to safeguarding the
reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities and high-profile
business people. The firm's track-record in defamation, privacy and copyright
cases, as well as dispute resolution is second to none.
Defamation, privacy and copyright are at the heart of the firm's work, prompting The
Independent newspaper to call Schillings a "spectacularly efficient media law
Schillings clients include supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Nicole Kidman, seven
times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, premiership footballer Wayne Rooney,
Harry Potter author JK Rowling, pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline, steel maker
Arcelor Mittal, the Harrods Group and the London Stock Exchange.
Schillings PR contact:
41 Bedford Square
+44 (0)20 7034 9132