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.

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.

  • Goodwin LLP (London) Goodwin Names Samantha Lake Coghlan and Paul Lyons as London Office Co-chairs London, UK – March 17, 2017 – Goodwin, a leading Globa...
    Guest, McKean and Reiner Join Shearer in “This is Spinal Tap” Fraud Suit Against Vivendi MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Issued by:  Bell Yard Communications, London O: +44 (0)207 936 2021 M: +44 77755 91244 8 February 2017,...
    “This Is Spinal Tap” Co-Creator and “Simpsons” Star Harry Shearer Files Fraud Suit Against Vivendi 18 October 2016, London – Harry Shearer, renowned worldwide for his voicing of 23 characters on the long-running animated television s...
    Kingsley Napley LLP MEDIA RELEASE   For immediate release 2 May 2017 Kingsley Napley announces three new partners taking its female partnership ratio to over 5...
  • Bell Yard joins the PRCA to assist in upholding ethical and educational standards The PRCA is pleased to announce that Bell Yard has joined the association to assist in upholding ethical and educational standards. Bell Yar...
    Come Join Bell Yard – Team Assistant/Office Manager Applications closing: 23 November 2017 Bell Yard Communications is a small, respected PR firm which focuses on litigation PR and PR for busi...
    Top PR – A Man’s Game? First Published by PR Week 9 October 2017 ( As an industry, PR is highly inc...
    We’ve Hired: Consultant – Account Executive Level Introduction: Bell Yard Communications is a niche, respected PR agency focusing on litigation PR and PR for businesses and individuals in th...
  • The future cost of litigation Behind many a closed door lies a scandal. The Financial Times’ recent exposé of the Presidents Club’s dirty dinner evinced the venom an...
    Paradise Papers: reputations unscathed? With the media sensation surrounding Paradise Papers tempering, talk has turned to the legal and financial consequences of the leak –...
    Data breaches: a crib sheet for the Channel Islands Reports that Appleby’s office in the Isle of Man may have been hacked in the Paradise Papers scandal, in addition to the firm’s office i...
    Lawyers’ clients outline bugbears, and words matter Reading this research commissioned by the Legal Ombudsman, Bell Yard firmly concurs that an early, simple, but genuine “sorry” can do wo...

    Our Team

    Melanie Riley
    Louise Beeson
    Senior Consultant
    Sarah Peters
    Senior Consultant
    Sara Viglione
    Sumaya Shiref
    Office Manager

    Our Work

    Litigation PR

    Litigation PR
    Group Action Litigation Law firm Edwin Coe LLP, acting for a 500 strong consumer group bringing a multi-million pound class action lawsuit against timeshare...
    Litigation PR
    Banking Litigation Bell Yard advised the beneficial owners of two companies suing a Swiss bank at the High Court in London for breach of duty over the sal...
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    Reputation Management
    Cybercrime  Bell Yard advised on crisis communications for a digital retail business which was the victim of a data-hack and theft of customer data...
    Reputation Management
    Global 100 Law Firm Bell Yard provided public relations support to an international law firm with offices in London, Europe and the Middle East. Our brief...
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    US/UK Extradition Campaign Since 2004 Bell Yard has driven a campaign against the UK/US extradition legislation, enacted in January 2004, which poses particular d...
    Legal Services Commission Bell Yard was mandated to conduct a campaign on behalf of a law firm to highlight the disastrous consequences of the Legal Services Com...
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    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

    Sw: +44 (0) 20 7936 2021

    M: Melanie Riley, Director: +44 (0) 7775 591244