First PR manager appointed by law firm Norton Rose

Top 10 City law firm Norton Rose has appointed its first PR manager

as part of a communications overhaul.

Karl McCartney, Corporation of London senior corporate affairs officer,

takes up the post in September.

He will lead a team of three and deal with national and business media


McCartney will also develop media relations with the company's overseas


His recruitment is part of a revamp of the 40-strong team initiated by

director of marketing David Daw, who joined the firm in April. The firm

is still looking to recruit a head of communications, to whom McCartney

will report.

Norton Rose was at the centre of a scandal last year when employee

Bradley Chait's lewd e-mail about his girlfriend was sent around the

world after being sent to four workmates. Six lawyers were disciplined

as a result of the scandal.

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