Public Policy and Strategic Communications
Pinsent Masons offers a full Public Policy and Strategic Communications service through our own specialist consultancy team. Operating at the intersection where law, politics, policy and public perception meet, we are experts in managing political, media and reputational challenges. We work with a diverse range of clients, from major corporates to specialist professional associations and academic institutions.
We help you understand, analyse and navigate the policy process, enhancing and protecting your brand through smart and effective communication. We use the knowledge and research capacity that being part of Pinsent Masons brings to provide an innovative service tailored to complement legal support.
Public affairs, parliamentary relations and political engagement
Our team has a deep understanding of Government, the media and other influencer groups across the UK, and helps clients to understand both what policy developments may mean for their organisation, and how to engage in the political process to ensure that their own views are heard.
Working in close partnership with our Parliamentary and Government Affairs legal team, we provide comprehensive UK-wide advice on the legal, strategic and procedural issues associated with the Parliamentary process.
Reputation, brand management and crisis communications
Drawing on expertise forged in leading campaigns for some of the UK's highest profile organisations, we are ideally placed to advise on how to work constructively with the media and other influential third parties to build, protect and enhance your reputation.
We work closely with clients in preparing for and managing challenging situations where they do arise, and provide close support during crises.
Platform building, campaigning and corporate responsibility
We work with clients to forge links with like-minded organisations, to create engaging, compelling communication and brand marketing campaigns, and to showcase their credentials as responsible thought-leaders by developing impactful corporate responsibility and community relations initiatives.
In association with our multidisciplinary Brexit Advisory Team, we can also advise on the specific impacts that Brexit may have on business operations, on practical steps to take in preparation for the UK's departure from the EU, and on how to shape your own future by engaging proactively with Government throughout the Brexit process. Read more about our Brexit solutions.
Recent examples of our work include:
- Advising a leading UK university on its communications and public affairs strategy
- Undertaking training for senior executives ahead of giving evidence to parliamentary committees at Westminster and Holyrood parliaments
- Organising a cross-party parliamentary reception for a FTSE 100 company
- Advising a leading research institute on its advocacy strategy to secure access to vital funding streams
- Conducting an audit of a professional membership association's European public affairs structure
- Advising an international pharmaceuticals company on scenario planning for Brexit
- Developing communications and public affairs strategy to secure development consent for a major renewables investment
Note: Pinsent Masons is not presently on the register of Consultant Lobbyists and consequently is not permitted to make any personal communication on clients’ behalf to any Minister of the Crown or permanent secretary, or any other office-holder identified under the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.