Before joining chambers, Ben worked as an employed barrister at the Government Legal Department and maintains a strong level of interest in taking on matters with a public law or human rights-related focus. He regularly appeared in judicial review proceedings for the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in both the Upper Tribunal and the High Court.
Ben is an editor of the chapter on Human Rights and Judicial Review in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability.
In particular, Ben has experience of and can assist with:
- Human rights matters generally, including cases with a human rights element;
- Public procurement matters, and disputes arising out of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015;
- The law surrounding local authority and government grants;
- School exclusions;
- Disputes arising out of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Data Protection Act 2018;
Ben is a member of the Attorney General’s “junior junior” scheme and is accordingly able to take instructions from Government clients.