Helen Bell > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Helen specialises in claims at the interface between personal injury and employment law, including claims for bullying and harassment, occupational stress and disability discrimination, acting primarily for Defendants/Respondents. She is an experienced and effective advocate and negotiator and is highly regarded for her ability to apply her first-class legal knowledge to high value cases involving complex issues of law, fact or expert evidence to achieve excellent results. She is adept at anticipating her clients’ requirements and at tailoring her approach to the demands of the individual case. Her hard working, personable approach and ability to give clear and pragmatic advice ensures she is consistently sought after.
Recent cases: (1) acting for defendant to a high profile and high value work related stress claim arising out of its handling of a complaint into the claimant’s investigation of allegations of misconduct during the course of his employment. Successfully negotiated complex settlement of parallel employment and PI claims (2) acting for an EL insurer and its insured (in liquidation) to this high value claim for disability discrimination pursued, exceptionally, under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (2) acting for defendant to an EL claim following a fall from height involving allegations of chronic pain following a serious arm injury.
MA Oxon, Jurisprudence, First Class, Wadham College Oxford. Awarded Major Scholarship by Middle Temple 2002. Called to the Bar 2002. Tenant at 2TG since 2003. Treasury Panel of Counsel 2008-14. Deputy District Judge 2020.
PIBA, ELBA, ELA
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4 (Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5
The set at 2 Temple Gardens has a strong reputation for its ‘enormous experience’ in the field of personal injury. Notably, Lucy Wyles KC and the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Rehana Azib KC are both newly appointed silks at the chambers. In addition, Benjamin Browne KC is continuing to act on high-value, complex catastrophic injury matters, namely acting for the defendant care home in the cross-border quantum dispute case of Sullivan v The Care Agency in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar. Marie Louise Kinsler KC is leading for the defence in the case of Peacock v Del Seatek and Hyundai Heavy Industries, involving a diving accident off the coast of India and resultant complex issues of jurisdiction for the claimant. Further, ‘outstanding junior’ Niazi Fetto is developing an impressive reputation for his mesothelioma work, and has also led juniors on international maximum severity matters. Also at the junior end, Helen Bell and the ‘well-regarded’ Jack Harris are up-and-coming in this practice area.