LLB (Hons) - University of Cumbria, First Class
Bar Professional Training Course LLM - BPP Manchester
Weightmans LLB Law Student of the Year (2018)
Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
Chloë read law at the University of Cumbria, obtaining a first class degree and several academic prizes, including the Weightmans LLB Law Student of the Year Award 2018. She qualified from BBP Manchester, achieving a distinction in the LLM Legal Practice (Barrister) award.
She commenced pupillage under the supervision of John Craggs on 4th January 2021 and will be accepting instructions from 4th July 2021.
Following graduation, Chloë worked as a County Court Advocate for a number of agencies and law firms, undertaking over 300 hearings in Chambers. Matters that Chloë has attended include
Case management conferences
Property litigation matters (including mortgage possession, landlord and tenant, applications to suspend warrants and orders for sale);
Insolvency (bankruptcies and other enforcement actions);
Return of Goods
Chloë’s particular area of interest is consumer law, and her mainstay of trial advocacy has been ‘Plevin’ claims, representing claimants. In Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Limited  UKSC 61 the Supreme Court determined that Mrs Plevin had not been told that more than two-thirds of her concluded agreement’s PPI premium was commission, and thus the agreement was unfair. The Court could therefore reopen the agreement pursuant to the Consumer Credit Act 1974, and grant Mrs Plevin (and thereafter other consumers) with relief.
The landmark decision opened the door for other claimants in Mrs Plevin’s position, not because of PPI mis-selling, but because of the unfair relationship between the creditor and debtor.
In addition, Chloë has routinely represented claimants in contractual disputes, credit hire cases, parking cases and road traffic accidents. Prior to joining Jason Elliott Barristers, Chloë was a regular advocate in the courts on the Northern circuit.
Prior to commencing her career at the Bar, Chloë was the Operations Manager of her family’s dental practices in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire. Before her life in dentistry, Chloë worked for MBNA Europe Bank Limited, concluding her career as a specialist educator on an international project working in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Having worked in the care profession, Chloë is able to empathise with clients in stressful situations, and her ability to put clients at ease has been noted by previous instructing solicitors. Chloë’s commercial background lends itself well to her career at the Bar: Chloë has been commended by instructing solicitors on her ability to get to grips with complex matters quickly and her ability to make robust submissions in the best interests of her client.
In her free time, Chloë is a keen equestrian and has bred her own horses in the past. She is also a regular and enthusiastic fell-runner.