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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.


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’.

  • 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


Chloë is developing a strong practice in pensions law and has worked with a number of members of chambers on significant cases in this area.

  • C-171/18 Safeway v Newton & OrsEU:C:2019:839 (led by Andrew Short QC and Michael Uberoi, concerning the retrospective levelling down and equalisation of pension benefits).
  • Robin Phillips & 69 Others v Edwards Limited(currently counsel for 70 claimants, led by Lydia Seymour, in High Court action concerning TUPE transfers, redundancy benefits and the meaning of old-age benefits).
  • 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).
  • 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 was a member of a team of barristers in chambers: Andrew Spink QC, David Russell QC, Philip Stear and Michael Uberoi who advised on and drafted the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings Plan in Dubai.
  • Barnardos v Buckinghamshire and others[2018] UKSC 55 (as a judicial assistant in the UKSC, concerning the proper construction of a pension scheme and the RPI/CPI indexes).
  • Case C-454/15 Webb-SämannEU:C:2016:653 (as a référendaire at the CJEU concerning the protection of employees’ pensions in the event of the insolvency of their employer).
  • Chloë has also provided advice in this area on claims before the Pensions Ombudsman, the protection of employees’ pensions in the event of the insolvency of their employer, the variation of a pension scheme by deed and the closure of a pension scheme.

Appointments & Memberships

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


  • 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)


  • 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.

Areas of Law


“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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