When I was asked to take over the Mirror litigation, I was trying to get out of phone hacking. I had just steered 55 claims against the News of the World to a successful conclusion. It had been a gruelling few years, which I had gone straight into after two heavy libel claims. I was looking forward to moving on.
This week in Galway, 17 years after the Good Friday Agreement was signed, the heir to the British throne met with the leader of the provisional republican movement that murdered his great uncle and mentor 35 years ago.
Little surprises me about this month's Twitter trends. Top of the list is Britain's Got Talent, shortly followed by the new Mad Max film.
"He would say that, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies' famous riposte to Lord Astor's defence counsel during the trial of Stephen Ward came to mind as I scrolled my Twitter feed during last week's Jeremy Paxman grilling of David Cameron and Ed Miliband.
Flack: BA lands Darcey Bussell for Red Nose Day 'face' ad; Valentine's Day celebrations at PrettyGreen
If you're out and about at an industry event, make sure that you're on your best behaviour, because the mysterious Flack is watching you...
After a century when public relations needed journalism - because journalists meant access to the media - the internet and especially social media have now freed the PR trade from this subservience, says the blurb for 'Public Relations: the Masters Now', a recent event at the Royal College of Art.
Senior Account Manager to Account Director Bright Bee London (Central), London (Greater)
Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Clinical Research Network London/Leeds
Senior Communications Officer Guide Dogs For The Blind Burghfield Common
Director of Communications Playstation Soho, London
PR Officer Alder Hey Children's Charity Liverpool, Merseyside
Digital Dilemmas: does content marketing work for business-to-business as well as business-to-consumer?
In the latest instalment of this series, our social media expert explains how content marketing can work across sectors.
How can I make my brand more agile in a multi-channel world?