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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 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

Professional Negligence

Chloë is developing expertise in professional negligence law, particularly where it overlaps with other areas of chambers practice areas.

  • Briggs & ors v Clay & ors (junior counsel in a significant £60m multiparty professional negligence claim arising from the judgement of Newey J in Re Gleeds [2014] EWHC 1178 (Ch). Settled before trial).
  • Chloë is currently representing an individual as sole counsel who is pursuing a negligence claim against his financial advisors in relation to his pension before the Financial Ombudsman Service.
  • During her time at the FCA Chloë gained experience in a number of areas of financial services regulation which are frequently relevant in professional negligence claims.

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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