London’s leading litigation PR and legal sector reputation managers

About Us

We advise individuals, firms, chambers, companies large and small, charities and community groups – all of whom have one thing in common: the desire to communicate on matters relating to the law.

“Honestly, it's Bell Yard and then everyone else, they're really far ahead of the game."
Chambers & Partners' Litigation Support Guide

We are proud to uphold the ethical and educational standards for the PR industry as members of the PRCA.

Litigation PR

Reputation Management


Litigation PR

Might bringing, or facing, a claim in the courts affect your public reputation? What’s the desired impact on the other side? Are you equipped to handle the media spotlight?

Reputation Management

Profile raising

for clients working in the law

Issues management

for clients in any industry, on any topic where reputation is at stake


Bell Yard offers advice on creating and implementing special interest campaigns combining legal, political and media engagement towards a common aim.

  • CAMPAIGNERS CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME PROGRESS TOWARDS INFECTED BLOOD COMPENSATION Des Collins, Senior Partner, Collins Solicitors, legal advisor to over 1500 people affected by the contaminated blood scandal, responding to...
    Hagens Berman UK LLP Secures Litigation Funding, ATE Insurance and Issues Proceedings Against Mercedes, Strengthening its Global Litigation Against the Car Manufacturer English claim could be worth more than £1bn. Hagens Berman UK, the London firm of globally renowned US class-action law firm Hagens Berman...
    EU Court of Justice decision puts Mercedes further on the back-foot over diesel emissions fraud claims 18 December 2020 UK Mercedes owners should join group action here to secure compensation A decision released by the EU Court of Justice (CJE...
    Mercedes’ diesel recall strengthens emissions group claim says Fox Williams 12 October 2020 Mercedes’ recent and further recall of diesel vehicles in the UK adds fuel to claims of emissions fraud Vehicle owners sho...
  • Bell Yard top ranked litigation PR firm for third year running Bell Yard is delighted to share news of its ranking as a Band 1 PR & Communications firm in Chambers’ Litigation Support Guide 2020,...
    Bell Yard Featured in Lawdragon’s Top 100 Leaders in Legal Consulting Bell Yard Communications’ founder and director, Melanie Riley and senior consultant, Louise Beeson, both feature in Lawdragon’s Global 1...
    #BLM: How to Communicate Diversity in Business Bell Yard Communications’ founder and director, Melanie Riley, was quoted in Financial News, alongside other PR gurus, on the importan...
    Bell Yard voted top Litigation PR firm for second year running Bell Yard Communications is delighted to share news of our ranking as a Band 1 PR & Communications firm in Chambers’ Litigation Suppor...
  • The Q2 2021 Litigation Horizon So we are on the cusp of a litigation boom if a recent survey by Gallagher, the risk manager and insurance broker, (specifically Its Busines...
    Climate change litigation – the heat is on The battle against climate change is increasingly being fought in the courtroom, with the number of climate litigation cases globally almost...
    Right to be offended? In this seemingly endless time of lockdown, I have found myself hunkering down, fighting a daily battle to block out the constant stream of...
    Communications – The Key to Valuing Public Inquiries It’s been 15 years since the introduction of the Inquiries Act 2005 in the UK, designed to improve the administration of public inquiries...

    Our Team

    Melanie Riley
    Louise Beeson
    Senior Consultant
    Sarah Peters
    Senior Consultant
    Sumaya Shiref
    Office Manager & Client Support Executive

    International Alliance

    The CLCA (Crisis & Litigation Communicators’ Alliance) is comprised of a global array of high quality communications firms, all experts in their local jurisdictions, who work together with clients and their legal teams to ensure effective results during highly charged, high-profile, dynamic litigation scenarios.

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    Contact us

    Bell Yard Communications Limited
    21 Fleet Street
    EC4Y 1AA

    PR enquiries:
    Melanie Riley, Director
    Sw: +44 (0) 20 7936 2021
    M: +44 (0) 7775 591244
    General enquiries:
    Sw: +44 (0) 20 7936 2021