Chloe has experience in a broad range of Chambers’ specialist areas including product liability and group actions, public inquiries, health and safety, commercial disputes, finance and banking disputes, database rights and intellectual property claims and international business and investment disputes. She has a particular interest in Chambers’ specialist area of product liability and group actions and is currently a junior on a key piece of medical products litigation alongside the leading product liability Silks in Chambers. Chloe also has a particular interest in public inquiries and the experience she can bring to those from group actions. Chloe is currently acting as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Chloe is also qualified as an accredited mediator and accepts instructions to mediate through Chambers.
Product Liability, Personal Injury and Group Actions
Chloe has a particular interest in product liability and group actions. She is currently working as a junior, led by Charles Gibson QC, Malcolm Sheehan QC and James Purnell, on the UK claims that form part of a worldwide medical device product liability group litigation. She has assisted in a wide range of product liability claims drafting advice and pleadings and advising on labeling requirements under UK and EU consumer protection laws. For her most recent commentary on developments in this area of law see her Alerter on the potential liability of notified bodies under the Medical Products Directive.
Chloe was also instructed as part of a team of counsel acting for the Ministry of Defence on the war pensions appeals brought by a group of Nuclear Test Veterans. The Appeals related to claims for war pensions on the basis of alleged exposure of the Claimants to ionising radiation as a consequence of British atomic tests carried out in the 1950s and 60s in the South Pacific and Australia. Chloe acted for the Ministry of Defence in the veterans’ appeal against the decision of the War Pensions and Armed Forces First Tier Compensation Tribunal in the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber, led by Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC and Adam Heppinstall, in June 2014 (see judgment here).
Representative casesgrid list
LA & Others v Secretary of State for Defence (WP)  UKUT 477 (AAC)
Public Inquiries, Health & Safety, Inquests
Chloe has been instructed as junior counsel to the Inquiry on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry since it began in 2017. She has been led by Richard Millett QC, Kate Grange QC and Andrew Kinnier QC throughout the Phase 1 hearings and is currently involved in preparation for the Phase 2 hearings. Chloe’s practice in Public Inquiry work is complemented well by her experience in group actions.
Chloe has had experience of a broad range of personal injury matters including claims for physical injury and psychiatric harm, occupiers’ and employers’ liability and RTAs, as well as being instructed in a personal injury group action for the MOD (see judgment here). She has also been involved in an inquest at the Coroner’s Court following a fatal accident at work encompassing health and safety issues.
Representative casesgrid list
LA & Ohers v Secretary of State for Defence (WP)  UKUT 477 (AAC)
Database Rights, Patents & Intellectual Property
Chloe recently appeared in the Supreme Court led by Patrick Green QC representing Professor Ian Shanks in his appeal from the Court of Appeal decision in Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors  EWCA Civ 2 in his claim for compensation under the Patents Act 1977 for his invention of a device used for blood glucose testing for diabetes. In a landmark decision handed down on 23 October 2019, Shanks v Unilever PLC & Others  UKSC 45, the Supreme Court has awarded retired Professor Ian Shanks £2 million as a fair share of the “outstanding benefit” which Unilever received from his invention. This unanimous decision from the Supreme Court overturns the decisions of the IPO, the High Court and the Court of Appeal and fundamentally changes the established landscape in employee-inventor compensation cases under s.40 of the Patents Act 1977.
An alerter written by Chloe Campbell and Patrick Green QC giving a summary of the judgment can be found here.
Previous press coverage of this matter includes:
Recent press coverage includes:
- BBC News
- The Independent
- The Guardian
- The Times
- The Telegraph
- Daily Mail
- World Intellectual Property Review
Chloe has also recently been led by Patrick Green QC in a claim regarding the protection of a Company’s database rights under the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997.
Representative casesgrid list
Shanks v Unilever PLC & Others  UKSC 45
An employee patent compensation case, as to whether or not Unilever’s size is such that a benefit from patent licensing of more than £20 million is therefore not ‘an outstanding benefit’ entitling the inventor of the leading diabetic home testing technology to any compensation.
Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors  EWCA Civ 2
Chloe has been involved in a range of commercial cases and has had experience of drafting pleadings and preparing written advice in claims involving breach of contract and interpretation of contractual construction as well as matters concerning misrepresentation, sale of goods and services, guarantees and indemnities and restitutionary claims for unjust enrichment. She is regularly instructed in business disputes in both an advisory and litigation capacity and applies her past business experience to advise on practical legal solutions. She is currently acting on an international business dispute which raises cross-border jurisdictional issues.
Company, Investment & Insurance Law
During her secondment as a Pegasus Scholar to Appleby in Bermuda, Chloe worked on high value shareholder disputes and a range of company and insurance law litigation in a leading offshore law firm. Upon return from Bermuda Chloe was instructed to work on an international investment fund dispute based in Bermuda. More recently Chloe has been led by Patrick Green QC on an investment fund dispute involving a claim against the promotors of a tax relief vehicle through which members invested in the production and distribution of films. Chloe has also assisted senior counsel in Chambers on insurance and reinsurance disputes, particularly in the context of product liability.
Finance & Consumer Credit
Chloe has gained a broad range of experience of finance and consumer credit law. She has assisted on matters involving the interpretation of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and advised and acted on a number of loan agreement, credit and credit hire cases involving disputes over the application of section 75, the enforceability of agreements, disputes over default and termination notices, and unfair relationship claims. Chloe recently acted in a case which considered the effect of mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance on a claim for an assigned debt. Chloe has also been instructed on disputes over the coverage of insurance protection and chargeback facilities under credit agreements. Chloe has recently acted in high court proceedings involving the jurisdictional challenges faced when seeking to enforce foreign judgments on credit card debts accrued abroad.
For a number of years Chloe has been retained to work regularly for a leading international bank, advising and assisting the bank on the assessment of claims for consequential losses arising from the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products under the FCA Review. Working for the bank has given Chloe invaluable experience of the financial sector and a useful background from which to approach both financial litigation and regulatory work.
Chloe has regularly been instructed on a range of property work, representing both private and public clients in contested possession actions and injunction applications. She has advised and drafted pleadings on claims involving the interpretation of easements, landlord and tenant disrepair and service charge disputes, enfranchisement applications, and the renewal of business tenancies under s. 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Chloe has also acted in a number of trespass claims, most recently one which culminated in a successful committal application for contempt of court.
Chloe is currently instructed in a whistleblowing case led by Patrick Green QC brought by an NHS employee. Having successfully gained permission to appeal from the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Claimant the case is ongoing. She was also part of a legal team led by Patrick Green QC who assisted in the preparation of the Patients First Submission on the treatment of NHS employees when acting as whistleblowers in the interests of public safety, which was submitted to The Freedom To Speak Up Review conducted by Sir Robert Francis QC.
News and articles
Shanks v Unilever Supreme Court patent case wins...
Unilever not ‘too big to pay’...
Defective medical devices
Nuclear Test Veterans Decision
IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2016
Nuclear Test Veterans Judgment
Instructing Chloe Campbell
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- Accredited Mediator, ADR Group (2012)
- Commercial Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
- Employment Law Bar Association
- Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School (2011)
- Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School (2010)
- Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar (2009-2011)
- MSc by research in History with Distinction, University of Edinburgh (2006)
- MA First Class Honours in History, University of Edinburgh (2005)
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