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Chloe Bell

Chloe Bell

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Chloe studied law as an undergraduate at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2008-2012) spending one year on Erasmus at the University of Poitiers. Chloe then undertook an LLM at the University of Michigan (2013-2014) focusing on employment and discrimination law and comparative EU and public law. She achieved a GPA of 3.8 (equivalent to a First Class in the UK) and jointly received the Kouba Prize for the best paper on European Integration.

Chloe was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2015 as a Lord Denning, accommodation and Hardwicke Entrance Scholar. She studied for the BPTC at City Law School in which she was graded Outstanding.

Prior to commencing pupillage Chloe worked for two years at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. The first year she spent as a trainee in 2013 to Judge Vajda of the Court of Justice and Judge O’Higgins of the General Court. The second year she spent as a junior référendaire to Advocate General Bobek from 2015 to 2016. As a junior référendaire Chloe contributed to the drafting of the AG’s Opinions on matters such as the temporal application of EU to accession Member States and the protection of employees’ pensions in the event of the insolvency of their employer under Directive 2008/94.

In the past year Chloe has also published articles for the UK Association of European Law blog (‘A Conversation about Brexit’ UKAEL Blog, 16 January 2016) and the European Law Review (‘Who is a “Spouse” under the Citizens’ Rights Directive? The Prospect of Mutual Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in the EU’ co-authored with Nika Bačić Selanec, (2016) E.L. Rev 655).

Recent Work

Since being at Outer Temple, Chloe has been involved in the following work:

  • Appeared unled in a 7-day Employment Tribunal trial raising issues of direct discrimination, sexual and sex-related harassment, victimisation, unlawful deduction of wages, unfair and wrongful dismissal.
  • Assisted Andrew Short QC and Naomi Ling in their preparation of an age discrimination case and judicial pensions: McCloud and Others and Mostyn and Others v (1) The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and (2) Ministry of Justice.
  • Assisted Saul Margo in several multi-day Employment Tribunal trials on constructive dismissal.
  • Assisted in the drafting of opinions on aspects of pensions law.
  • Assisted Sarah Crowther in the preparation of grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court in a religious discrimination and freedom of expression case.
  • Assisted Sarah Crowther on various international personal injury cases involving interpretation of: the Package Travel Regulations; the Rome II Regulation; and the Brussels I (recast) Regulation.
  • Assisted Sarah Crowther and David Westcott QC in the preparation of a clinical negligence trial on child birth.
  • Assisted Sarah Crowther in the preparation roundtable personal injury negotiations and mediations.

Awards

  • Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Semi-Finalist, Senior Moot, City Law School
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Accommodation Award, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Entrance Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Winner, Regional Final, European Moot Court Competition; Third Place, Grand Final, European Moot Court Competition
  • Kouba Essay Prize, University of Michigan
  • Grotius Fellowship (for graduate study in the US), University of Michigan
  • Hollond Travelling Student Scholarship (for graduate study in the US), Trinity College, Cambridge University
  • John F Kennedy Scholarship (for graduate study in the US), Ireland
  • Tripos College Prize, Trinity College, Cambridge University
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize, Trinity College, Cambridge University

Languages

  • French (advanced)
  • German (beginner)

Areas of Law


Testimonials


“I wanted to say how professional I found Chloe and what a good job I thought she did for her client in the hearing…I would have been impressed to see a pupil in my own chambers performing to that standard during their pupillage.” (Employment tribunal case)

“You really have done a great job on this case by grasping the facts and taking the ‘bull by the horns’ on some really tricky areas of law.” (Employment tribunal case)

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