Anticipating & managing crises

'There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.’

Dr. Henry Kissinger  

We are experienced, confident media crisis managers. We work with clients and their advisers to prevent unauthorised exposures and inaccurate reporting and to limit reputational damage when a story breaks.

  • If provided with advance notice, we advise clients swiftly on the optimum way to prevent or handle impending media coverage.
  • Once a story breaks, rapid action is provided to prevent an approach from the media turning into an all-out crisis.
  • Assessing risks, taking proportionate measures and keeping an eye on the bigger picture are values enshrined in our team in dealing with any crisis situation.

How we can help

We will:

  • provide protective advice in advance of any potential media interest;
  • adopt a holistic approach to any media crisis that does arise, ensuring a clear message is adopted by all representatives throughout;
  • engage with the media quickly and effectively to prevent the publication of inaccurate, damaging allegations;
  • seek undertakings and apply for emergency injunctions to prevent the unlawful distribution of private and confidential information;
  • secure the removal of defamatory or private content from online publications;
  • obtain apologies and corrections in both online and print publications.

View our video on how to handle a media enquiry 


If you have any reputational or privacy concerns, please contact the Media & Reputation team.

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