Eben Black

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Eben Black is a former partner at PR and lobbying firm Newgate Communications and a former government relations director of law firm DLA Piper. He left Newgate in summer/autumn 2015.


Black is a former political journalist in the Houses of Parliament, working as a lobby correspondent for the Press Association, political correspondent for the Sun[1], political editor of The News of the World and chief political correspondent of The Sunday Times.

He was sacked from The Sunday Times after falling out with editor David Cracknell, having his stories described as "unattributable" by managing editor Richard Caseby and refusing to move to the job of defence correspondent.[2]

He was then head of media and director of trade and government relations at DLA Piper between July 2004 and September 2013.

In September 2013 he became a partner at Newgate Communications, working for the UK public affairs team under Simon Nayyar.[3]


  1. Our people Newgatecomms, undated, accessed 1 October 2014
  2. Dominic Ponsford Working relationship broke down: tribunal Press Gazette, 30 March 2005, accessed 1 October 2014
  3. Daniel Farey-Jones Newgate nabs DLA Piper director Eben Black to boost public affairs offer PR Week, 30 October 2013, accessed 1 October 2014