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Hilary Christina Bell

Assistant professor
College of Law & Public Policy
Hamad bin Khalifa University


I am an assistant professor of legal writing, research and advocacy in the Faculty of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, I coach the Moot Court team.  I have 11 years practical dispute resolution experience, having previously worked as: a litigation lawyer in Scotland; a construction disputes lawyer in Qatar, advising clients on development projects and local court procedures; and negotiator in insurance disputes.  I am a qualified solicitor and Notary Public; I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and I have an LLM (with distinction) in Construction Law and Arbitration. My masters dissertation was a comparative study of Qatar and English construction law.  Previously, I taught legal writing, research and advocacy at Qatar University. 

Research Interest

pedagogy of teaching clinical, legal skills within both a civil and common law context; comparative study of the Qatar Civil Code and UK laws.

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