Ben was called to the Bar in 2015 by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple who awarded him the Sir Joseph Cantley Memorial Prize as a Major Scholar. He completed his BPTC at Nottingham Law School where he also received the Nottingham Law School BPTC Scholarship. Ben achieved ‘Outstanding’ grades in Civil Litigation, Judicial Review, Commercial Litigation and ADR modules.
Ben has an impressive academic background having achieved a First Class LL.B from the University of Hull and a Master of Laws with Merit (LL.M) in International Human Right Law and Practice from the University of York. He has won a number of advocacy and negotiation competitions, and received an academic prize for his work in the University of Hull Legal Advice Centre.
Ben is committed to work involving human rights elements. He is a co-founder of the pro bono legal education programme ‘inFrinGeMent’ which seeks to raise awareness of FGM. He has developed a training programme for a Malaysian charity working with human trafficking victims and trained a police force in the law regarding discrimination.
Ben completed a Civil and Family Pupillage under the supervision of James Carter.