James Rossiter

Director of Communications, Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales , Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales

30 years of board level strategic advisory experience in legal, corporate and financial communications, covering litigation, public relations, crisis management and government policy campaigning drawing on skills as a former journalist, qualified solicitor and data analysis expertise. Advisor to successive chairs and spokesman for the Criminal Bar Association across all media platforms, engaging with parliamentary select committees and watchdogs. More than 15 years in financial, corporate, crisis and reputation communications, as a director at Brunswick, one of the world's largest strategic advisory firms, before co-founding and co-managing a mid-sized comms agency. Clients have included FTSE100 FTSE250 and Euronext listed firms, large law firms and professional services firms and ongoing discrete projects. Over a decade as a full time journalist sector correspondent, news desk editor and investment columnist for national UK papers including the Times and Evening Standard, part of the Mail Group. Specialist media experience with first-hand social media strategic and tactical engagement.