Ben was called to the Bar in 2015 by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple where he received 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 completed a Civil and Family Pupillage under the supervision of James Carter.


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.

Ben previously worked at a leading national law firm where he undertook civil and regulatory advocacy, provided advice and drafted pleadings. He regularly appeared in small claims trials, CCMCs, application hearings, ‘stage 3 hearings’ and infant approval settlement hearings. The wide subject matter ranged from personal injury, clinical negligence and highways matters, through to human rights and property disputes. As a Presenting Officer on behalf of a professional regulator he investigated and prosecuted around 100 professionals for professional misconduct. He has also assisted in the training of care workers in inquest law at a major national conference.


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Alongside his studies, Ben worked as an Instructor to youth offenders undertaking Reparation Orders, sat as a Panel Member on Youth Reparation Panels and undertook a wide variety of legal pro bono projects. 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. A legal education project he co-founded, ‘inFrinGeMent’, concerns the legal and regulatory framework around Female Genital Mutilation for professionals and was a runner up for the ‘LawWorks Attorney-General Student Pro Bono Award for Best New Project’.

Ben 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.

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