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Chloe Campbell

Call
2011

Chloe Campbell accepts instructions across all of Chambers’ specialisms and has experience in a broad range of areas, including product liability and group actions, contractual, commercial and international business disputes, financial mis-selling, company, shareholder and investment disputes, personal injury, health and safety, property, employment and public law. Chloe is also qualified as an accredited mediator and accepts instructions to mediate through Chambers.  Chloe is currently acting as one of the Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Chloe has a particular interest in Chambers’ specialist area of product liability and group actions. She has worked as a junior on a group action for the MOD, and is currently a junior on an ongoing high profile medical products litigation. She has a keen eye for detail and enjoys the complexities of large scale group actions and product disputes. Chloe came to law from a background in business management and this experience also enables her to advise on disputes in a commercially sensible and practical manner.

Chloe has gained experience working for international law firms, having worked for a year in the litigation department of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP, undertaken a secondment at the Brussels office of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, and more recently, on a Pegasus Scholarship awarded by the Inns of Court, a secondment in Bermuda with the leading offshore law firm Appleby, where she worked on a range of high value complex company law and insurance disputes.

Chloe graduated from Edinburgh University with a First Class Honours degree in History and a Research Masters with Distinction. She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Professional Training course as a Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar and joined Chambers in 2013 upon successful completion of pupillage.

 

Expertise


Product Liability & 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).

Representative cases

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  • LA & Others v Secretary of State for Defence (WP) [2014] UKUT 477 (AAC)

Contracts & Commercial Disputes

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 to Appleby in Bermuda, Chloe experienced litigation work in a leading offshore law firm. She worked on high value shareholder disputes and a range of company and insurance law litigation. Upon return from Bermuda Chloe has been instructed to work on an ongoing international investment fund dispute. Chloe has assisted senior counsel in Chambers on insurance and reinsurance disputes, particularly in the context of product liability. Chloe is currently acting on a minority shareholder dispute and has experience in advising on and drafting s.994 petitions.

Finance & Consumer Credit

Chloe has gained a broad range of experience of finance and consumer credit law. She has 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.

Economic Torts, Database Rights, Patents & Intellectual Property

Chloe has a particular interest in cases involving economic torts. Chloe is currently being led by Patrick Green QC in a claim regarding conspiracy and the protection of a Company’s database rights under the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997.

She was also recently led by Patrick Green QC in the Court of Appeal hearing of Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 2 representing the Claimant in his claim for compensation under the Patents Act 1977 for his invention of a device used for blood glucose testing for diabetes. The case asked the Court of Appeal to consider whether the benefit of £24.5 million received by Unilever, the Claimant’s former employer, under the patent was of “outstanding benefit” within the meaning of the Act (see judgment). Chloe is currently acting on the appeal to the Supreme Court.

Representative cases

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  • Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 2

Personal Injury, Health & Safety, Inquests

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. She has also assisted in an inquest at the Coroner’s Court following a fatal accident at work encompassing health and safety issues.

Representative cases

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  • LA & Ohers v Secretary of State for Defence (WP) [2014] UKUT 477 (AAC)

Property

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.

Employment

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.

Public Law, Local Government, Public Procurement & EU Law

Chloe gained a broad range of experience of Treasury Panel work as a pupil and whilst acting on the Treasury Solicitor’s ‘Baby Barrister’ Scheme. She has assisted in drafting and advising government bodies on a range of claims. She has assisted in advising local authorities on their rights and duties regarding instances of public nuisance, and advising on the award of contracts or operation of public service undertakings, public procurement, tender selection procedures and state aid.

Whilst on secondment at the Brussels office of McDermott Will and Emery LLP Chloe worked on leading competition and trade cases and drafted an application to the ECJ. Chloe has assisted senior counsel with advice on the application of a European Directive to UK consumer law. She has also assisted senior counsel in a matter concerning the application of the ECHR in order to inform a point of UK law in a Supreme Court case.

 

Instructing Chloe Campbell

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Appointments
  • Accredited Mediator, ADR Group (2012)
Memberships
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
Education
  • 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)
Regulatory Information

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Bar Council Number: 33451

VAT Registration Number: 169733566

Legal Status: Barrister

Professional Insurance: All members of Chambers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd. Territorial coverage is world-wide and subject to the term of the Bar Mutual. Click here for details.

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