Constanze Bell


Licensing

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
William Brown
Mark Ronson


Licensing

Constanze accepts instructions in all areas of licensing law and has particular experience in taxi licensing. She regularly appears in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court in taxi licence revocation appeals. She has also represented local authorities in prosecutions for plying for hire.

Constanze has particular experience in dealing with taxi licence revocation cases in which the revocation is founded upon allegations of a connection to child sexual exploitation.

Constanze has acted as a legal advisor to a Local Authority’s Licensing Committee in a complicated premises licensing case with noise and amenity issues.

Constanze recently addressed the East Midlands branch of the Institute of Licensing on the House of Lords Select Committee review of the Licensing Act 2003.

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Profile

Constanze has a varied planning, environment and public law practice.

After completing pupillage at Kings Chambers Constanze undertook a part-time secondment with Bromsgrove and Redditch District Council’s Legal Services Department. She advised on planning, local government law and judicial review and assisted with planning prosecutions. Constanze also acted as the authority’s legal advisor at planning committee.

Constanze’s licensing practice involves regular instruction to appear in the Magistrates and Crown Courts in taxi licence revocation appeals.

Constanze’s broader public law work includes: judicial review, Local Government Ombudsman complaints, Parking Tribunal appeals and Valuation Tribunal representation.

Before coming to the bar Constanze worked in the NGO sector. She was part of the legal team for ‘Control Arms’, a coalition of NGO’s working to secure a human rights orientated Arms Trade Treaty. Constanze retains an active interest in human rights law and, in particular, in planning and environmental cases involving human rights issues.  

Year of Call: 2013

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Licensing
  • Public Law & Local Government
  • Personal Injury
  • Planning & Environment
Memberships

PEBA (Planning & Environmental Bar)

ELF (Environmental Law Foundation)

IAPP (International Association of Privacy Practitioners)

WiP (Women in Property)

Middle Temple

Norther Circuit, North Eastern Circuit

Qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan London (2012-13), Very Competent

Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, London (2011-12), Commendation‚Ä®

History & Philosophy of Science BSc (hons), UCL (2007-10), First Class. First class in all three years, final year dissertation graded first class.

Leeds Girls’ High School (LGHS)

Awards

BPTC year (2012-13): Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholarship for BPTC; Winner, Human Rights essay competition, International Bar Association (2012)

GDL year (2011-12): Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholarship for GDL

Extracurricular: Winner of the Vodafone ‘World of Difference’ Competition (2011)

UCL (2007-10) UCLU Centenary Colours (2010); UCLU Debating Society Honorary Life Membership (2010); UCL Colours (2009); UCL Top in Class Prize (STS Department) (2008).

 

 

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