Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell

Birmingham Law School
Postgraduate Teaching Associate

Contact details

Title of thesis: An arm and a leg: 'Compensation' and damages awards for non-pecuniary losses in the tort of negligence.

Supervisors: Dr Claire McIvor


  • M.A. – University of Cambridge
  • LL.M. – Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster


Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) with an exchange year at the Universität Regensburg. At Cambridge, he was awarded a Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship from the Law Faculty, as well as Nicholas Bacon Fund and Horace Avory Scholarships at College level, for his academic achievements. Andrew returned to Germany for an LL.M. in German law at the WWU Münster, during which period he also worked as an assistant to Prof. Dr. Nils Jansen within the Institute of Legal History and the research cluster “Religion und Politik in den Kulturen der Moderne und Vormoderne”.

Since then, Andrew has worked in London and as a research assistant to Prof. Ken Oliphant at the Institute for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and the University of Graz.


  • Law of Torts (year 1, LLB)

Doctoral research

PhD title An arm and a leg: 'Compensation' and damages awards for non-pecuniary losses in the tort of negligence.
Supervisor Dr Claire McIvor
Course Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur


The doctoral research project looks to analyse assessment and awards for non-pecuniary loss damages in the tort of negligence, with a view to improving understanding of the functions of damages and of the tort of negligence.



  • 'Reasonable foreseeability and unsuitable work equipment, Hide v Steeplechase Co (Cheltenham) Ltd' (2013) 29(4) PN 241-244
  • 'Prison work and vicarious liability, Cox v Ministry of Justice' (2014) 30(2) PN 107-110


  • Knütel, R., ‘Grappling with the difficult subjects’, in Burrows/Johnston/Zimmermann (eds), Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (Oxford, 2013)
  • Meder, S., 'Giro payment and the origins of the modern cashless payment system', in Ernst/Fox (eds), Money in the Western Legal Tradition (forthcoming, Oxford, 2015)


  • 'Conference Report, 12th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, 4 April to 6 April 2013, Vienna, Austria', [2013] 21(5) ERPL 1359–1370, with Thomas Thiede.
  • 'Conference Report, 13th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, 24 April to 26 April 2014, Vienna, Austria', (2014) 22 (5) ERPL 769-788, with Thomas Thiede.