Woodstock Leasor

Strategic Communications Counsel


Woodstock Leasor is a London-based strategic communications consultancy.

We offer a wide range of communications services to governments, corporates and individuals including:

  • Financial PR and investor relations
  • Reputation management and projection
  • Crisis handling
  • Litigation support
  • Dispute resolution
Dubai at night


Woodstock Leasor – Strategic Communications Counsel… What does this mean? What do we offer that’s any different from the multitude of other agencies around the world offering?

What may surprise the cynics amongst you is that our real client is actually the client, not ourselves or anyone else we are trying to impress, as is sadly all too often the case in the communications business.

What does this mean for you, the client? It means that our only interest is to offer the advice and service that is best for you – we have no other agenda.

We have been fortunate enough to have worked on many varied scenarios over the last 30 years, from complex IPOs and rights issues, to disputes involving some of the most creative litigators in the business across multiple geographies, to governments handling complex transitions that will affect the welfare and future of millions of people. We have pretty much seen it all, and from all sides.

We won’t take on anything where we think we can’t make a genuine difference. But on those assignments that we are part of, we will move heaven and earth, to achieve the goal of our clients.

Hong Kong at night


We assist our clients achieve their communications needs – pure and simple.

Their needs are varied – they may be simple reputation management or development; they might be litigation support or a complex dispute that needs resolution in other ways; they may be preparation and execution of a major financial transaction; or it may be that a developing nation’s government needs advice on repositioning itself to a range of audiences, from political opinion formers and investors through to a wider public. We at Woodstock Leasor make it our mission to conceive and execute the communications strategy using a range of actions and tools, tailored to each client’s explicit requirements.

Where we don’t have the specific skills in-house, we use our global network of experts and associates, who are able to offer seamless best in class service in a unified offer to ensure that our clients’ requirements are successfully fulfilled.

London at night


Stuart Leasor has been in the business of successful communications for over 30 years. In that time he has advised governments, leading global companies and some of the world’s richest businessmen, as well as situations far from the headlines, in a wide range of situations including structural reform, complex financial transactions, crises and corporate disputes across five continents. He has set up and run operations and campaigns in numerous varied countries and cultures. And he still gets a kick out of a job well done for a satisfied client.

As well as being Managing Director of Woodstock Leasor, he has partnerships with FinMark Communications, one of the leading financial and corporate communications agencies focused on the Middle East and Deverell Associates, the crisis, risk and reputation management company.

Stuart has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Moscow at night


Woodstock Leasor is always looking for talented people to join us – but we only want people who have enquiring and creative minds, a dedication to deliver the exceptional, whatever the odds, and something that sets them apart from the herd of mediocrity.

If you think that you can offer something different to us, and more importantly, our clients, write to Stuart Leasor and tell him why and also send him your CV.

New York at night


Stuart Leasor