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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

Financial Services

Chloë spent 3 months on secondment to the General Counsel’s Division of the Financial Conduct Authority in 2019. She gained significant experience of a number of areas of financial services law, particularly redress, pensions and unfair terms in consumer contracts.

Chloë has a particular interest in cryptoassets and smart contracts in the financial services sphere. She has written on this topic and given a number of talks on the subject.

  • 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).
  • Currently representing an individual pro bono who is pursuing a claim against his financial advisors in relation to his pension  before the Financial Ombudsman Service.
  • Chloë has also been a barrister on a panel instructed to support a senior independent reviewer in his assessment of a large UK bank’s remediation programme.
  • Shurbanova v Forex Capital Markets Ltd[2017] EWHC 2133 (QB) (successfully appeared as junior counsel for Forex Capital Markets led by Farhaz Khan).
  • 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).
  • C-375/15 BAWAGEU:C:2017:38 (as a référendaire at the CJEU concerning the definition of ‘durable medium’ for e-banking services  under Directive 2007/64/EC on payment services in the internal market).

Publications/Seminars

  • Farhaz Khan and Chloë Bell, ‘Contractual Discretion or Absolute Right?’ (May 2019) JIBFL
  • Chloë has given talks on the impact of Brexit on information sharing in financial services and cryptoassets.

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)

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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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