Legal agency Byfield Consultancy is going through management changes as managing director Gus Sellitto becomes chief executive and majority shareholder.
Byfield’s chairman Richard Elsen is selling part of his shareholding in the business but will remain a board member, shareholder and director at Byfield and act as senior counsel.
Byfield has also appointed the former chairman of Blue Rubicon, Alastair Gornall, in a non-executive role as chairman of the advisory board. Gornall will advise the agency on growing and developing its brand, client service standards and new business offering.
Litigation communications will remain a core specialism for the agency and will continue to be led by account director Lydia Rochelle; a role she has been in for 18 months.
Sellitto said: “Elsen and I first worked together almost 20 years ago and we have remained close friends and colleagues, ever since. We have achieved great things together at Byfield and are very proud of the clients team we’ve built which have helped to make us what we are today.”
Elsen said: “I’m very proud to have co-founded Byfield which has developed such a strong reputation within the legal industry. The agency’s strength in litigation PR is now firmly rooted with the Byfield team and I look forward to continuing to work on high profile and complex cases in my new role.”