Ben is a Civil and Family Barrister who has appeared in courts of all levels up to the Court of Appeal. His civil practice is broad ranging and unique, encompassing regulatory prosecutions, commercial, debt, housing, TOLATA, personal injury, RTAs, credit hire and inquests. His family practice includes financial remedies (ancillary relief), domestic abuse and private children law. His children work regularly includes complex features such as relocation and parental alienation.
Ben was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2015 as a Major Scholar. His impressive academic background includes a First Class LL.B in Law from the University of Hull, an LL.M with Merit in International Human Rights Law and Practice from the University of York, and multiple Outstanding grades on his BPTC at Nottingham Law School where he was also awarded a scholarship. He won a number of advocacy and negotiation competitions, and received an academic prize for his work in the University of Hull Legal Advice Centre.
He is committed to work involving human rights elements and champions access to justice. He supports Advocate, the Bar’s Pro Bono charity, and continues to accept such instructions via them. He was a co-founder of the pro bono legal education programme ‘inFrinGeMent’ raising awareness of FGM.
Ben completed a Civil and Family Pupillage under the supervision of James Carter.