‘That would be an interesting gig, working with Trump,’ muses former barrister Ross Gow. ‘I would. We take arms dealers. But I draw the line at certain characters – Jimmy Savile types, people who are proven predators. I believe… until it is proven you are guilty I think everyone should have a fair shot at reputation enhancement.’
That approach has brought an eclectic mix of business, from CIS clients seeking asylum in the UK from Moscow, to Premier League football clubs, to corporates.
Highlighting the reality of global scrutiny, he reveals: ‘I have been subpoenaed in a £50 million defamation case out of New York. As an adviser you try not to get in the headlights, but when you do, you have to follow through.’