Stonborough hires barrister for broadcast PR

Broadcast media relations expert John Stonborough is linking up with one of the BBC’s former legal advisers to tackle hostile programme makers.

Broadcast media relations expert John Stonborough is linking up

with one of the BBC’s former legal advisers to tackle hostile programme

makers.



David Williams, a qualified barrister and formerly senior assistant in

the BBC’s programme complaints unit, left the corporation after 14 years

to go freelance last week.



Working as a consultant to John Stonborough and Company, Williams will

advise on legal and regulatory aspects of dealing with the media.



In extreme cases this could include seeking an injunction to prevent a

programme being broadcast. However, Williams said being able to talk to

the legal representatives of media companies in their own terms would

often prove effective.



Williams said he thought there was an increasing demand for this kind of

legal advice as ’companies become more aware of their rights’.



Stonborough, whose clients have included Ian Greer, Shell, and Camelot

said: ’I’ve been on a five-year quest for a lawyer with the sort of

expertise David has in the media, law and regulation’



’He will ensure we are able to advise clients not only on on-air

performance also have the best media and regulatory legal advice

available.’



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