The firm is described as “one of the earliest exponents of the craft (of litigation PR) in the UK”. The firm’s Founder and Director, Melanie Riley, is labeled a “noted practitioner” and is referred to by peers as “phenomenally discreet and capable” and “incredibly effective”. One lawyer is quoted as saying: “There are fights between law firms to get them on board. Honestly, it’s Bell Yard and then everyone else, they are really far ahead of the game.” Another contributor: “If I could have only one speed dial to a PR, it would be to … Bell Yard.”
“We are immensely gratified to be recognised in this way” comments Melanie Riley. “Personally, I’m just so proud of the incredibly intelligent, talented, and diligent team of women who currently make up Bell Yard. This is a huge honour for us all. We would particularly like to pass on our thanks to our valued clients, referrers and industry friends, without whom this accolade would not be possible. We are determined to continue to meet their expectations of us.”
One other member of the Crisis and Litigation Communicators’ Alliance (CLCA), an international network of Litigation PR firms co-founded by Bell Yard, was also recognised in these prestigious rankings.
18 May 2018