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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.
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 has a particular interest and experience in public law. She deepened her expertise in this area as a judicial assistant to Lord Mance at the Supreme Court where a number of cases had public law elements.
- Advised the government of Jamaica on the drafting of its national identity card legislation (led by John McKendrick QC).
- Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd UKSC 49 (assisting Sarah Crowther QC as a pupil and separately as a judicial assistant, concerning the right of a bakery to refuse to bake a cake with the slogan ‘support gay marriage’).
- In the Matter of an Application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission of Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) UKSC 27 (as a judicial assistant, concerning the law of abortion in Northern Ireland and whether it was incompatible with Articles 3, 8 and/or 14 ECHR).
- R (on the application of Black) v Secretary of State for Justice UKSC 81 (as a judicial assistant, concerning the application of the smoking ban in prisons).
- R (on the application of Tag Eldin Ramadan Bashir and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department UKSC 47 (as a judicial assistant, concerning the application of the Refugee Convention to refugees residing in UK Sovereign Base Areas in Cyrpus).
- Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Fileccia EWCA Civ 1907 (assisting Fiona Scolding QC as a pupil concerning the definition of ‘difference of views’ in Article 6(2) of EU Regulation 987/2009 for the purpose of determining which Member State was responsible for Mr Fileccia’s social security benefits).
Drafted opinions on:
- Damages for unlawful detention;
- The public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010;
- ‘Ordinary residence’ under the Care Act 2017 and s.183 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
- Drafted EHCP plan and grounds of appeal as a pupil for a SEND tribunal hearing.
Appointments & Memberships
- Association of Pension Lawyers
- FSLA (executive committee)
- 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)
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Areas of Law
- International Organisations
- Insolvency & Restructuring
- Clinical Negligence
- Commercial & Chancery
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Employment & Discrimination
- Personal Injury
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law
- Pensions & Trusts
- Financial Services
“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)