Schillings announce latest conference programme
on: April 14, 2009, 4:30 am
Author: Christopher Mills
top UK law firm dedicated to protecting the reputations of international
corporations, brands and celebrities, has announced the new conference
programme for the upcoming 'PR, Communications and the Law - Annual
Briefing 2009' at the Paramount Club, Centre Point in London on
event will take the form of a breakfast briefing and will cover
the subjects of what should drive communications strategies and
Rod Christie-Miller, Partner at Schillings, to help lead the briefing
will be Dr Kevin Money, Associate Professor at Henley Business
School and Director of The John Madejski Centre for Reputation.
Kevin Money will cover the subject of motivational drives and
organizational theories. An understanding of these drives (the
drive to acquire, learn, bond and protect) and how they may change
during times of economic uncertainty - can provide a competitive
edge to anyone shaping communications strategies.
research suggests that in an economic downturn, the drive to protect
is likely to assume greater importance in our lives, and Kevin
will explore how that drive is likely to be the biggest driver
will then take over to present a talk on the important subject
of reputation management. In the sphere of reputation management,
the unconscious drive to protect is borne out by the very real
threats that corporates now face.
the coming year, the three key threats for people working in PR
and communications are liable to be:
- Responding to leaks and whistleblowers
- Tax gaps and the Board
- Protecting the corporate reputation during high-profile employment
will explain how despite these new threats, the potential to protect
reputations via a combined PR and legal approach is actually stronger
The briefing will finish off with
a round of questions to the panel.
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,
and copyright cases, as well as commercial dispute
resolution is second to none.
privacy and copyright are at the heart of the firm's work, prompting
The Independent newspaper to call Schillings a "spectacularly
efficient media law firm."
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.
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