Dr Felicity   Bell

Felicity Bell is a Research Fellow for the Law Society of NSW's Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) research stream, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, at UNSW Law, Sydney. She was previously a Lecturer at the University of Wollongong Law School, Wollongong and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the University of Sydney Law School. Felicity’s research background is in family law, children’s law, and legal professionalism, identity construction and best practice among lawyers. She has published in highly ranked journals and her work has been cited with approval in judgments of the Family Court of Australia.

Book Chapters

Zalnieriute M; Bell F, 2021, 'Technology and the Judicial Role', in Appleby G; Lynch A (ed.), The Judge, the Judiciary and the Court: Individual, Collegial and Institutional Judicial Dynamics in Australia, pp. 116 - 142, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3492868

Bell F; Rogers J; Legg M, 2020, 'Artificial Intelligence and Lawyer Wellbeing', in Legg M; Vines P; Chan J (ed.), The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Wellbeing of the Legal Profession, Intersentia, Cambridge, UK, pp. 239 - 266

Bell F; Rogers J; Legg M, 2019, '‘Lawyers’ Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change’', in Sifris A; Marychurch J (ed.), Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business, LexisNexis, https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/products/wellness-for-law-making-wellness-core-business-skuwellness_for_law_making_wellness_core_business

Journal articles

Rogers J; Dombkins P; Bell F, 2021, 'Legal Project Management: Projectifying the Legal Profession', Law, Technology and Humans, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/lthj.1610

Legg M; Bell F, 2020, 'Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession: Becoming the AI-Enhanced Lawyer', University of Tasmania Law Review, pp. 34 - 59

Bell F, 2020, 'A Tale of Two Courts', Journal of Judicial Administration, vol. 29, pp. 118 - 135, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2020/05/07/journal-of-judicial-administration-update-vol-29-pt-3/

Bell F, 2020, 'Re Imogen (No 6): Dispute over Stage 2 hormone therapy for 16-year-old', Law Society Journal, https://lsj.com.au/articles/re-imogen-no-6-dispute-over-stage-2-hormone-therapy-for-16-year-old/

Rogers J; Bell F, 2019, 'Change leadership for a dynamic profession', Law Society Journal, pp. 88 - 88

Rogers J; Bell F, 2019, 'The Ethical AI Lawyer: What is Required of Lawyers When They Use Automated Systems?', Law, Technology and Humans, vol. 1, pp. 80 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/lthj.v1i0.1324

Bell F, 2019, 'Family Law, Access to Justice, and Automation', Macquarie Law Journal, vol. 19, pp. 103 - 132, https://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/866290/Family-Law-Access-to-Justice-and-Automation.pdf

Bell F, 2019, 'What does it mean to be a parent? High Court delivers clarity in sperm donor case', Law Society Journal, pp. 88 - 88

Legg M; Bell F, 2018, 'Insourcing – Implications for In-House Counsel and Private Practice Lawyers', Law Society of NSW Journal, vol. 45, pp. 70 - 71, https://lawsociety.cld.bz/LSJ-June-2018/70/

Bell F, 2017, 'Re Kelvin: The chance for a new legal approach to hormone treatment for gender dysphoria in young people', Family Law Review, vol. 7, pp. 140 - 140

Bell F; Bell A, 2017, 'Medical and Legal Aspects of Diverse Gender Identity in Children', Journal of Law and Medicine

Bell F; Bell A, 2017, 'Legal and medical aspects of diverse gender identity in childhood', Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 25, pp. 229 - 247

Bell F, 2016, 'Meetings Between Children’s Lawyers and Children Involved in Private Family Law Disputes', Child and Family Law Quarterly

Bell F, 2016, 'Barriers to Empowering Children in Private Family Law Proceedings', International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, vol. 30, pp. 225 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebw009

Bell F, 2016, 'Empirical research in law', Griffith Law Review, vol. 25, pp. 262 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2016.1236440

Bell F, 2015, 'Who is a Parent and Why Does it Matter?', Family Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 177 - 184

Bell F, 2015, 'Judicial Expression of a Preliminary View', Family Law Review, pp. 73 - 80

Bell F, 2015, 'Children with Gender Dysphoria and the Jurisdiction of the Family Court', University of New South Wales Law Journal

Bell F; Shackel R; Steele L, 2014, 'Towards Growth and Sustainability: The Institutional and Disciplinary Dynamics of Postgraduate Law Research Networks', Legal Education Review, vol. 24, pp. 201 - 201

Bell F; Cashmore J; Parkinson P; Single J, 2013, 'Outcomes of child-inclusive mediation', International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, vol. 27, pp. 116 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebs017

Bell F; Shackel R; Steele L, 2012, 'The Importance of the Local in a Global Age: Analysis of Networking Strategies in Postgraduate Law Research Learning', Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, vol. 5, pp. 27 - 27

Bell F; Cashmore J; Parkinson P; Single J, 2012, 'Choosing Child-Inclusive Mediation', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, vol. 23, pp. 253 - 253


Bell F; Legg M; McIntyre J; Olijnyk A, 2020, The Use of Technology (and Other Measures) to Increase Court Capacity: A View from Australia

Bhathela N; Bennett Moses L; Zalnieriute M; Clarke R; Manwaring K; Bowrey K; Bell F; Kearnes M, 2019, Response to ‘Artificial Intelligence: Governance and Leadership’ White Paper Consultation by Australian Human Rights Commission, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3352329

Anderson D; Graham A; Cashmore J; Bell F; Beckhouse K; Alex M, 2016, Independent Children’s Lawyers: Views of Children and Young People – Survey Report

Bell F, 2015, Discussion Paper: Facilitating the Participation of Children in Family Law Processes, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University


Legg M; Bell F, 2020, Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession, Hart Publishing