LAW firm Lewis Hymanson Small (LHS)has appointed Altrincham-based RMS PR, as it gears up for rapid national growth.

With the backing of new American parent company Markel Group, Manchester firm LHS is set to open a new London office and capitalise on an impressive track record of recent high profile cases, including successfully defending Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans in his trial at Preston Crown Court.

RMS PR has been briefed to provide on-going media support and guidance on cases involving LHS lawyers and highlight its expertise, primarily in representing or defending high profile public figures and businesses.

Pete Davies, director of RMS PR, said: “LHS is a hidden gem and has acted in some globally recognised cases, including the Raul Moat Inquiry, the News of the World phone hacking cases (Operation Elveden) and the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.

“Having become part of Markel Group, LHS now has real firepower to deliver its vision of growth and with our expertise and experience in legal sector communications we’re excited to play our part in helping achieve this objective.”

This is the second legal appointment for RMS PR in recent weeks with the agency announcing it is also acting for specialist interest rate swap solicitors Farley Hilton Dwek.