Parklane Plowden Chambers hires Leeds-based Brand8 PR

Brand8 PR managing director Rob Smith

Leeds-based Brand8 PR has been appointed  by Parklane Plowden Chambers (PLP), a leading barristers’ set on the North East circuit with 108 members and offices in Leeds and Newcastle.

The agency won a four-way pitch to secure an initial three-year contract to provide integrated public relations, content marketing, social media and search services.

Brand8 PR partnered with design agency SHA on the pitch and the Newcastle-headquartered business will deliver creative services for PLP over the same timeframe.

PLP has four core practice areas, personal injury and clinical negligence; family; employment; and chancery and commercial. The set was formed in 2007 following the merger of Park Lane Chambers in Leeds and Plowden Chambers in Newcastle.

PLP head of chambers, James Murphy, said: “Brand8 PR and SHA demonstrated clear insight and understanding of our chambers and the legal marketplaces in which we operate.

“The agencies have strong track records of consistently achieving results for a range of clients, including those in the legal sector. As importantly, Brand8 PR and SHA showed us clear strategic thinking combined with tactical innovation.

“We are looking forward to working with them as we aim to further grow our pre-eminent practice throughout the North East and Northern Circuits and add to our expanding list of clients from further afield.”

Brand8 PR has advised Yorkshire law firm Gordons since the agency was founded in 2010 whilst SHA recently rebranded Newcastle-based law firm Sintons.

Rob Smith, Brand8 PR’s managing director, said: “PLP is a progressive chambers with an outstanding reputation. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with PLP and its members to make chambers the most admired, trusted and respected barristers set in the North.”

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