Reputation specialists come together to form Himsworth Scott
3 September 2018 – A trio of renowned reputation and privacy lawyers have announced the launch of law firm Himsworth Scott today.
The firm, which focuses on reputation defence, privacy and sports, is co-founded by Himsworths Legal’s founder Matt Himsworth and director Jess Lovell, and ex-Schillings partner, Chris Scott. Himsworths Legal has traded for the last six years, rapidly growing to develop a client base including global financial institutions, large PLCs and elite sporting institutions. Chris Scott spent the last 13 years at Schillings, six of them as a partner, developing the firm’s growth beyond libel and privacy litigation, and relationships with prominent businesses and families around the world. He decided to leave Schillings this year to pursue a new business looking afresh at what is needed of a reputation law firm in the modern age.
The firm has stated its ambition as being a new force in reputation management, sport and issues resolution. The firm has a strong base of lawyers, including former Taylor Wessing lawyer Lorna Caddy and former Liverpool FC General Counsel Natalie Wignall working alongside the directors, and will operate from a base in North Audley Street in Mayfair, but continuing to operate wherever and whenever its diverse client base needs it. Recruitment for more team members is already underway.
“We have a great track record over the past six years as Himsworths Legal, working for great clients from banks to sports clubs on a broad range of their reputation and commercial matters. But when the opportunity came to evolve the business, and to take it to the next level, everything immediately felt right. The three of us worked in a team previously, so it is a little like getting the gang back together, but this time, it’s on our own terms.”
“It doesn’t matter if you’re in sports or media, a Fortune 500 company or a start-up, clients demand the utmost performance from their lawyers. The team we have put together at Himsworth Scott has decades of experience which means clients don’t need to pay us to get up to speed. We are all comfortable working in boardrooms of multi-national businesses, with prominent families or in elite sport clubs and bodies, wherever in the world we’re needed”
“We’ve set up this new firm in order to serve our elite client base. The last decade has seen reputation management change more than, possibly, in the prior 50 years. Modern issues need modern solutions from a forward-looking firm. So, a blank sheet of paper combined with five decades of experience is a great way to build a firm that clients need when it matters most. One thing that appeals to clients is the new firm’s independence and the ability to give completely conflict-free advice with their objectives at the heart of what we do.”