Summary

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.

 

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Civil

Ben is instructed in a wide variety of civil and public law matters.

He regularly undertakes insurance and personal injury work for both claimants and defendants arising out of road traffic accidents, public liability and highways claims. He is an experienced trial and application advocate, and has particular experience in representing Local Authorities and other public bodies having worked as an Advocate in a Top 50 Law Firm. His work to date includes small claims and fast track trials, high-value CCMCs, Stage 3 Protocol Hearings, Infant Approval Hearings, and telephone and in-person applications.

As a Presenting Officer on behalf of a professional regulator, he prosecutes professionals for professional misconduct in multi-day hearings. He has also appeared in inquests and welcomes instructions in this area. He has particular experience working with vulnerable persons.

He also undertakes drafting and advisory work across the public and civil spectrum, including property and commercial work.

Family

Ben undertakes a range of care, private child and domestic abuse instructions from early directions hearings through to final hearings.

He has quickly established himself as a robust, emotionally sensitive and pragmatic practitioner and accepts instructions on both a public and private basis. Clients appreciate his approachable manner and his background in working with vulnerable people makes him particularly suitable for this work.

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