About Ros Scott Bell

Ros Scott Bell is a barrister specialising in all aspects of Regulatory Law, including - Health and Safety, Professional Discipline, Trading Standards and Environmental Protection matters.  She qualified in 1993 having studied Law at Manchester University and has been at the bar for 27 years. Ros moved from Trinity Chambers, Newcastle in January 2018 to Deans Court Chambers in Manchester. Ros regularly appears not only on the Northern Circuit, but in Courts and Tribunals nationwide and in Northern Ireland, where she is fully qualified.

With a background in criminal law, which saw Ros appointed as a Grade 4 Prosecutor (the highest grade) and Rape Panel Member, she is experienced in advocacy and contested hearings.  She is listed in “Legal 500”, with comments such as;

one who sees the key issues, focuses on them and drives home her points effectively”, “she has an eye for detail, is immensely thorough and can get to grips with the most complicated of regulatory cases”, “Always extremely well prepared and utterly fearless in court", "Her craft and oratory skill make her superb to watch in court", and in 2018, "utterly fearless and brilliant with clients".

Ros regularly represents Local Authorities and Councils in Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, Trading Standards, and Consumer Protection matters, taking the cases from advice prior to charge, right through to Crown Court trial and beyond.  She also prosecutes on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive and other regulatory bodies. 

Ros is a Direct Access Barrister and accepts direct access instructions.  She is able to give you or your Company advice on a range of legal matters, from assisting you in negotiating with regulatory bodies in order to divert action being taken against you to representing you at all hearings. 



Ros has the following accreditations;

  • “List B” Specialist Regulatory Advocate in Health and Safety and Environmental Law
  • Grade 4 Prosecutor and Rape Panel Member
  • Appointed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to hear Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) Appeals