General Media Enquiries

Please call 0207 657 1686 / 07854 060 711 or email

Our Media Team

Alison Jackson-Carter - Media & Communications Manager

Call 0207 657 1686 / 07854 060 711 or email

Alison Jackson-Carter

After passing her NCTJ’s Alison spent two years working for local and regional newspapers in Essex before going into TV news. She spent five years working for Sky News, 5 News and ITV’s This Morning before working as a national news consultant at SWNS. Here, she worked with a range of in-house PR teams and agencies advising them on how to increase their national press exposure while also providing content on a freelance basis for national newspapers, TV shows and magazines.

This is her first in-house PR role and she is looking forward to helping Slater & Gordon become a household name.

Lee Cain - Media & Communications Executive

Call 0207 657 1692 / 07816 077 596 or email

Lee Cain

Lee Cain joined the firm as a Media & Communications Executive following almost a decade working as a journalist at some of the UK’s biggest titles including The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Mail on Sunday, Daybreak and This Morning. Prior to his time on the nationals Lee cut his teeth working for regional newspapers before moving on to highly rated news agency South West News Service.

Lee’s experience provides a great insight into the print and broadcast media processes and has allowed him to build an extensive contacts book which can help build the Slater & Gordon brand.

Tom Gardner - Media & Communications Executive

Call 0207 657 1690 / 07964 109 014 or e-mail

Tom Gardner

Before joining Slater & Gordon, Tom was a reporter on the world’s largest news website, MailOnline, gaining invaluable insight into journalism for the web. Tom has also worked on ITV’s This Morning and developed a string of exclusive stories to national newspapers, including The Sun & Daily Mail as well as top trade, sport and news publications.

Richard Porritt - Government & Media Relations Executive

Call 0207 657 1698 / 07772 932 252 or email 

Richard Porrit

Richard is an experienced journalist who has interviewed political figures including Tony Blair, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, William Hague and Nick Clegg during a varied career across Fleet Street and beyond. He held senior editorial roles at Mail Online, Press Association & the Evening Standard as well as writing a hugely successful political column for the regional press. At Slater & Gordon Richard brings campaign know-how and political nous.

Rob Ainscough

Call 0161 909 6422 or email


Rob Ainscough is recognised as one of the North West’s most experienced PR practitioners, with the results of his work regularly seen in national and regional press. He maintains close links with broadcast media including BBC Radio Four & Five, BBC News, ITV News, BBC North West, Granada TV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC Radio Manchester and regional radio stations throughout the UK.

He liaises closely with Lawyers in the Abuse, Clinical Negligence & Industrial Disease teams and is particularly proud of being in a position to highlight the results achieved in the fight to secure compensation for our clients. 

For more information please call 0207 657 1686 or freephone 0808 175 8000 and we'll be happy to help.

Samantha Baden

Samantha Baden

Samantha Baden has been working in the media sector for the past 13 years with experience as a journalist and content professional working across print and online in the UK and Australia. Most recently the managing editor at leading property trade publication Estates Gazette, Samantha also has strong consumer magazine and newspaper experience, was the editor of and and worked as a journalist and editor at Australian Associated Press. She brings strong digital PR and trade and business press contacts to the firm.

Please contact Samantha on 020 7657 1682/ 07580 792 546 or