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Chloë Bell

Chloë Bell

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Chloë joined chambers in 2017 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a busy practice in all of chambers’ core practice areas.

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
  • 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
  • C Bell ‘A Conversation about Brexit’ UKAEL Blog 16 January 2016

Personal Injury, Travel law and Clinical Negligence

Given Chloë’s experience at the CJEU she has a particular interest in cross-border personal injury. She authored the chapter on Package Travel in the new edition of Crowther QC (ed) APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad (2nd edn) (LexisNexis).

  • Currently counsel led by Sarah Crowther QC in a case arising out of a catastrophic car accident in France.
  • Represented the Defendant tour operator in a package travel claim arising out of an injury sustained by the Claimant by the pool at her hotel in Italy (settled just before trial).
  • Represented the Claimant in his claim against Ryanair for breach of the Montreal Convention (settled just before trial).
  • Appeared for the family in a 4-week inquest into the death of Neil Jewell who died in a mental health unit. A jury found that neglect contributed to Mr Jewell’s death: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-39645769.
  • Drafted defence in package travel claim.
  • Assisted Sarah Crowther QC and David Westcott QC in the preparation of a clinical negligence trial concerning injuries caused to a child in child birth.
  • Drafted advice and represented the child in an infant settlement approval hearing.

 

Appointments & Memberships

  • ALBA
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • COMBAR
  • ELA

Awards

  • Hubert Greenland Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (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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“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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