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Chloë Bell

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Chloë joined chambers in 2017 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a busy practice with a particular focus on commercial and public law.

Previous Experience

Between 2017 and 2018 Chloë was a judicial assistant to Lord Mance (Deputy President) at the United Kingdom Supreme Court.

Prior to starting pupillage, Chloë also spent two years working at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, first as a stagiaire and subsequently as a junior référendaire to Advocate General Bobek.

Education

Chloë studied law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. She spent one year of her undergraduate studying French law at the University of Poitiers, France. Between 2013 and 2014 she completed an LLM at the University of Michigan, USA for which she received a GPA of 3.8/4.0. During her LLM, Chloë represented the University of Michigan in its first European Law Moot Court competition. She was a member of the winning regional team and placed third in the grand final held at the CJEU in Luxembourg. Chloë undertook her BPTC between 2014 and 2015 and was graded ‘Outstanding’.

Publications
  • Farhaz Khan and Chloe Bell, ‘Contractual Discretion or Absolute Right?'(May 2019) JIBFL
  • C Bell ‘Package Travel’ in Crowther QC (ed) APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad (2nd edn) (LexisNexis)
  • C Bell and N Bačić Selanec ‘Who is a “spouse” under the Citizens’ Rights Directive? The prospect of mutual recognition of same-sex marriages in the EU’ (2016) European Law Review 655-686, cited with approval by AG Wathelet in C-673/16 Coman EU:C:2018:2, paragraph 80

Commercial & Chancery

Chloë is regularly instructed in commercial and chancery matters. She has provided advice in a number of cases on the interpretation of contracts and has experience appearing led and as sole counsel in court on commercial matters.

Chloë has a particular interest in cryptoassets, smart contracts and the future of commercial law in these areas. She has written on this topic and has given a number of talks on the subject.

  • Appeared successfully as sole counsel in an oral permission to appeal application concerning relief from sanctions in a breach of contract case.
  • Murphy and others v Lloyd’s Bank plc (junior counsel led by Farhaz Khan concerning consequential losses and the mis-selling of a swap. Settled before trial).
  • Briggs & ors v Clay & ors (junior counsel in a £60m multiparty professional negligence claim arising from the judgement of Newey J in Re Gleeds [2014] EWHC 1178 (Ch). Settled before trial).
  • Atlantic Marine and Aviation LLP v Mr Richard Pierce(appeared as junior counsel in the QBD led by Andrew Maguire, concerning  defamation in the publication of a review on a charter vessel).
  • Bluewaters Communications Holdings v (1) Bayerische Landesbank Anstalt des Offentlichen Rechts (2) Bernard Charles  Ecclestone and (3) Bambino Holidings Limited (Commercial Court claim concerning alleged bribery of Bayern LB by Bernie  Ecclestone in the sale of the F1 business. Drafted numerous responses to Part 18 RFIs for the Claimant. Settled in October 2018).
  • Successfully appeared as sole counsel representing Nat West Bank Plc on the issue of compliance with a Tomlin Order.
  • Goldman Sachs International v Novo Banco SA[2018] UKSC 34 (as a judicial assistant concerning the European Bank Recovery  and Resolution Directive 2014/59/EU and the Reorganisation and Winding Up of Credit Institutions Directive 2001/24/EC and  transfers ‘bridge institutions’).
  • JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov[2018] UKSC 19 (as a judicial assistant concerning the jurisdiction of English courts and the  Lugano Convention).
  • Playboy Club London Limited and others v Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA[2018] UKSC 43 (as a judicial assistant,  concerning negligent misstatement, Hedley Byrne and pure economic loss in the context of the banker’s reference).
  • Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and another v Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees SA and another (Guernsey)[2018] UKPC 7 (as  a judicial assistant, concerning the liability of trustees in the administration of the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust).

Publications/Seminars

  • Farhaz Khan and Chloë Bell, ‘Contractual Discretion or Absolute Right?’ (May 2019) JIBFL
  • Chloë has delivered a series of talks on good faith and discretions in commercial contracts with Saaman Pourghadiri.

 

Appointments & Memberships

  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • COMBAR
  • FSLA (executive committee)
  • ChBA
  • ELA
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

Awards

  • Hubert Greenland Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship with accommodation award (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Kouba Essay Prize for best paper on European Integration (University of Michigan Law School)
  • Grotius Fellowship (University of Michigan Law School)
  • Hollond Fund full-fee scholarship for graduate study (Trinity College, Cambridge)
  • Tripos College Examination Prize (Trinity College, Cambridge)
  • Lizette Bentwich Examination Prize (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Languages

  • French (advanced)

Chloë Bell is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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Testimonials


“A very clever and hard-working junior.” Pensions, Chambers and Partners 2021

“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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