Ben Hubble QC is a specialist in professional liability, disciplinary, regulatory and commercial work.
Much of Ben’s work involves claims against accountants, actuaries, auditors, directors, financial advisers, financial institutions, insurance brokers, lawyers, pension consultants and tax advisers often following on from corporate collapse, lender losses or failed tax and investment schemes. Multi-party and group litigation is a particular expertise. In addition, Ben concentrates on: commercial arbitrations and litigation both on and offshore; banking; insurance (particularly coverage and indemnity disputes) and claims arising from the financial services sector. Ben is a Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
Recently nominated as the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Professional Discipline Silk of the year, Ben’s recommendations in the Directories extend to Professional Negligence, Professional Discipline & Regulatory, Insurance and Offshore. He is variously described as “superb on every level: rolls up his sleeves and solves issues; adds huge value to anything he touches“”, “absolutely at the top of his game and excellent to work with“, “his advocacy is fantastic. He really makes it all very simple and based in common sense”, “analytical, innovative and easy to approach”, “highly rated for his advocacy, focused advice and prompt response”, “[a QC who] immediately earns clients’ confidence due to his understanding and his forensic approach”, “as conscientious and thorough as can be”, “hardworking, bright and responsive”, “the first name I think of for professional discipline accountancy cases”, “one of the ‘big beasts’ of the Professional Negligence Bar and our first choice for big-ticket claims in that arena. He is very knowledgeable and articulate and he is an excellent advocate” and “very experienced and [able to] adapt his advocacy style to the particular tribunal he is addressing.”
Ben regularly acts on the high value claims in the professional liability arena, particularly those where the dispute is of a commercial or international nature. In relation to lawyers’ liability, Ben is frequently involved in claims with a multi-party element, such as the Right to Buy Litigation and various claims arising from failed property investment schemes.
Ben is particularly experienced in regulatory and professional disciplinary issues in the legal and financial sectors. Ben advises a number of city law firms on regulatory and compliance issues, as well as acting on disciplinary claims before the SDT. On the financial disciplinary side, Ben has longstanding expertise having acted in many of the large accountancy disciplinary proceedings of this decade. Ben is particularly adept at providing strategies to address the various regulatory and compensatory risks that arise from a breakdown in compliance or corporate governance.
Ben is a highly experienced trial lawyer and relishes his role as an advocate. Alongside that, Ben places particular emphasis on detailed preparation, teamwork and being as approachable and flexible as possible.