About Us

We are an international alliance of specialist PR firms who are experts in crisis and litigation communications counsel in our respective jurisdictions.

We come together when it makes strategic sense to collaborate on cross-border matters and when clients seek the reassurance of excellent and expert partners overseas.

What we do

We support clients and their legal teams with communications strategies during highly charged, high-profile, dynamic scenarios.

Our member firms share:


  • A professional specialisation and proven track record in crisis and litigation communications
  • A commitment to the principle that clients benefit from senior practitioners’ hands-on involvement in client work
  • An ability to assess the interests and needs of all stakeholders to deliver effective and efficient communications
  • A preference for affiliation with other independently owned ‘local champions’ as the best framework for delivering results overseas.


Our aim is simple: regardless of its locale, when a crisis occurs or conflicting interests develop, CLCA clients will benefit from the know-how of our individual member firms acting together to provide seamless and timely communications counsel in times of difficulty or dispute.

Latest News

  • LaFrenchCom Joins the CLC Alliance, a Prestigious Network of PR Professionals

    15.02.2024 CLCA, The Crisis and Litigation Communicators Alliance is deeply honored and delighted to announce its new member LaFrenchCom as the new representative member for France. Click here to read the full article    

  • Crisis and Litigation Communicators’ Alliance announces KARV Communications and HilburgAssociates as new partners in the United States and Canada

    KARV Communications and HilburgAssociates are joining specialist network See the full press release here.

  • Crisis and Litigation Communicators’ Alliance expands into Spain and Portugal

    ATREVIA joining the CLCA The Crisis and Litigation Communicators’ Alliance (CLCA) continues its growth and announces a new member, ATREVIA, who will extend the alliance’s presence into Spain and Portugal. Read the full press release here

  • Happy International Women’s Day 2022!

    From founders to pioneers at the top of their industry, the following profiles showcase a collection of exceptional international female talent who are involved with the Crisis & Litigation Communicators Alliance (CLCA).   Click here for more information 

  • 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 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy & Consulting 202

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  • #BLM: How to Communicate Diversity in Business

    Bell Yard Communications' founder and director, Melanie Riley, was quoted in the UK’s financial newspaper, Financial News, alongside other PR gurus, on the importance of championing racial diversity in companies that have come out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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  • Tackling the Covid-19 Challenge – Crisis Communications in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands

    The COVID-19 crisis is a challenge for all of us, and in these times of universal struggle accurate information and the use of adequate communications channels is of paramount importance. Best practice sharing and the exchange of knowledge and skills will be key to address the crisis communication challenges ahead in the world of business & politics.

    Therefore, this brief initiative of the Crisis & Litigation Communicators Alliance attempts to lay out a short assessment of government communications and measures around the COVID-19 crisis with particular focus on Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. The report can be found here

  • Guideposts for aligning your legal strategy and crisis response

    When you’re managing a crisis, it’s important to include a communications strategy with your legal plan. PR pros and legal experts often find themselves at loggerheads over what to disclose, what to address publicly and what to keep close to the vest. For PR pros looking to convince lawyers and leadership teams, it’s helpful to rely on certain guidelines.

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