Education: B.A. (Oxon), Dip. Law (City).
Tel: 020 7822 2075
Email Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year of Call: 2009
Ben has a broad commercial practice, with a particular focus on international disputes, insurance, financial services, utilities, and professional liability work.
More detail in respect of the areas in which Ben accepts instructions can be found by following the links in “Areas of Practice”.
As an undergraduate, Ben read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, obtaining a First Class degree. He went on to receive his legal training at City University, achieving a Distinction in his GDL and being marked Very Competent in his BVC. A member of Middle Temple, Ben was awarded a Diplock Scholarship to support him in his BVC year.
During his pupillage at 4 New Square, Ben was supervised by Neil Hext and Ben Elkington (now QC). As well as assisting and observing his supervisors in conference, mediation and court, he drafted notes, opinions and pleadings in a range of commercial disputes relating to professional liability, insurance coverage, construction and technology, product liability, liability for fire, and financial services legislation.
Ben has undertaken secondments at international law firms and the Financial Services Authority, working on international commercial cases, insurance matters, financial services regulation and sports disputes.
Just as comfortable providing advice as making submissions, and equally adept at written work as in court or conference, Ben has a keen understanding of the needs and commercial considerations of solicitors, insurers and lay clients. He is happy to accept instructions in matters which cross the spectrum of Chambers’ work.
Ben accepts instructions in any domestic or international commercial disputes which are being determined by way of arbitration.
Ben has acted in numerous chancery matters, involving the law of: real property, mortgages, trusts, companies and insolvency.
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Ben’s practice involves a wide range of commercial disputes in the United Kingdom and abroad, including the Middle East and Central Asia. He has worked on substantial claims involving the sale of goods, company law, banking, utilities, mining, aviation, spread betting and the internet.
Financial Services Regulation
Ben has a strong interest in financial services work, and has experience of claims against financial advisors, accountants, insurance brokers and insurers, mortgage brokers and lenders, and firms involved in administering and promoting investments. Having undertaken a secondment at the FSA, Ben has detailed knowledge of relevant regulatory law and practice.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Ben is keen to develop his practice in all insurance-related matters. His work has particularly involved coverage issues, including in relation to professional indemnity insurance and insurance in respect of theft and property damage.
Ben is developing his practice in this area. He has provided advice in relation to a claim against a Championship football club and has assisted Richard Liddell in cases involving the British Horseracing Authority.