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.

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    HIGA granted right to intervene in FCA BI Test Case London’s High Court today granted HIGA – the hospitality sector-wide insurance action group – the right to intervene in the FC...
  • 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...
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    CLCA International Summit: reflections from Amsterdam Despite all the shenanigans of Brexit, Bell Yard was grateful to receive a warm welcome from European colleagues last week at the annual mee...
    Language, Timothy! In an effort to attract hearts and minds, words matter. I’m confident I’m not alone in feeling deep dismay at the debasement of dialogue...
    Opposing a pose Amid the explosive political developments this week surrounding the House of Commons’ vote to rule out a no-deal Brexit, one image above a...

    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