Constanze Bell


Personal Injury

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
Gary Smith
Mark Ronson

Personal Injury

Constanze is regularly instructed for a variety of County Court hearings and interim applications. She represents claimants and defendants in fast track RTA trials, small claims hearings and MOJ stage 3 protocol hearings.

Constanze has experience of appearing in disposal hearings and drafting advices on quantum.

 


Profile

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

Constanze undertook a part-time secondment with Bromsgrove and Redditch District Council’s Legal Services Department in 2015-16. 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

Northern 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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