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Bella Webb

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"She has a brilliant forensic mind and is very thorough, detailed and robust in pleadings. She's also always friendly and responsive." "She's very user-friendly and really works as part of the team." "Her level of preparation is exceptional and she produces very clear and compelling written work. She is very helpful and has a courteous manner, but is tenacious and unflappable in court."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Knowledgeable, professional and courteous to clients." "Extremely hardworking. An outstanding advocate. Fights for her clients with tenacity and vigour. Trusted by tribunals. Gets results."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Bella Webb is a specialist in clinical negligence, medical regulatory work and personal injury.

Bella has a growing and successful high-value clinical negligence practise, where her empathetic and compassionate approach allows vulnerable and often distressed clients to feel as at ease as possible and to have total confidence in her expertise. Areas of particular interest include delayed cancer diagnosis claims and birth defects.

Her disciplinary practice involves representing practitioners and professional bodies in professional conduct and capability proceedings before the GMC, HCPC, and NMC, and in respect of which her early background in employment law has proved valuable. She has also appeared in cases before the General Teaching Council.

Bella is also regularly instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury claims. She undertakes high value claims, both as junior counsel and in her own right, including catastrophic injury work and before the Court of Appeal.  Her personal injury practise also includes all aspects of personal injury litigation, including road traffic accidents, workplace and public liability claims, industrial/occupational disease, fatal accidents and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) applications.

Bella is often praised by those instructing her for her robust approach to difficult cases, and her personable manner which helps to put anxious clients at ease.

She has a reputation for care, professionalism and detail, without sacrificing the “human” empathy inherent in every case.

She is credited in The Legal 500 as an advocate who “inspires confidence in clients”(2015).

Professional Memberships

  •  AVMA
  •  Personal Injury Bar Association

Career and qualifications:

Tenant at Old Square Chambers since 2001-

2000-2001 – 12 month pupillage at Old Square Chambers

12 October 2000 – Admitted to the Bar – Middle Temple. Awarded Queen Mother’s Scholarship

1999-2000 – BVC Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills Very Competent

1996-1999 – St Catherine’s College, MA (June 2005). Jurisprudence BA: 2: 1

1999 – First Year Moderations: 1:1 Awarded highest mark in the university for module 1. Winner of the Slaughter and May prize for inter university, mooting against Robinson College, Cambridge

Publications:

10 May 2007 – CPR Part 36 and Periodical Payments. Commissioned by Pattinson and Brewer Solicitors with a view to publication in JPIL

February 2007 – Health and Care Professions Council – Friend or Foe? Commissioned by Holman, Fenwick and Willan Solicitors and published in the British Journal of Podiatry in March 2007

Interests:
In her spare time, Bella enjoys spending family time with her young daughter, dancing (particularly Ceroc and Latin American) and playing the drums – the very best stress reliever.

Professional Recommendations

“She has a brilliant forensic mind and is very thorough, detailed and robust in pleadings. She’s also always friendly and responsive.” “She’s very user-friendly and really works as part of the team.” “Her level of preparation is exceptional and she produces very clear and compelling written work. She is very helpful and has a courteous manner, but is tenacious and unflappable in court.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Knowledgeable, professional and courteous to clients.” “Extremely hardworking. An outstanding advocate. Fights for her clients with tenacity and vigour. Trusted by tribunals. Gets results.”

The Legal 500 2021

“Able to explain complex issues in a clear manner. She is a skilled negotiator, taking a robust approach when required.”

The Legal 500 2020

“She is terrific with clients, her attention to detail is impeccable and she is a skilled negotiator.”

The Legal 500 2018

“She is incredibly approachable and clients appreciate her warm and understanding approach.”

The Legal 500 2017

Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Personal Injury

Professional Regulatory & Discipline


Recent and current work

Notable cases

Key contacts

Paul Adams

Senior Team Leader
Paul Adams 020 7269 0305 adams@oldsquare.co.uk
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