Ben is an expert business barrister with a strong command of contract, employment and civil law. Resolving complex and technical disputes is at the core of Ben’s expansive practice.
He acts for SMEs, local authorities, professionals, unions and high-net worth individuals. He provides the highest quality service to all his clients in a prompt and practical manner. He has assisted in negotiation, mediation and litigation up to the Court of Appeal level.
Solicitors praise his performance as “exceptional”, singling out his “attention to detail, and forensic preparation of the case,” while maintaining a “confident… professional, team-oriented approach”. Others say that Ben “could not have been more helpful”, describing him as “very thorough - grasped every nuance and detail… extremely quickly”.
Before coming to the Bar, Ben spent a decade in research and campaigning. He has first-hand experience of recruitment and management and is familiar with the workings of SMEs, start-ups and multinationals.
Ben is passionate about legal education. He trains lawyers and other professionals by making difficult areas of law more accessible.
- Civil and Commercial
- Public Law
Transfers of Tenancy and Immigration Status
Disrupting the Rules: child rights in the UK Supreme Court
Reasonableness and the seven-year rule
Dealing with allegations of bias against immigration judges
There may be trouble ahead: local authority support to further education settings and new duties
Brave New World
Costs in judicial review cases in the upper tribunal
How to resist or enforce possession orders after 6 years
Challenging the detention of EEA nationals
Public interest factors and Article 8
36 Property Spring Newsletter
Appointments & Memberships
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
- Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID)
- Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) duty advocate
- Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Appeal in the EAT on the period of delay to be considered when determining if an employee has affirmed the contract of employment before resigning and claiming constructive dismissal.
Matthews v Bolitho School Penzance Ltd in Creditors Voluntary Liquidation 14001882017
Representing 13 claimants in the Employment Tribunal seeking payments against an insolvent employer under EU law (the Collective Redundancies Directive) and the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Ms S Gill v Flogas Britain Ltd: 2600985/2016
4-day disability discrimination case in the Employment Tribunal.
Avuru v Overare (2016)
5-day High Court trial concerning allegations of breach of fiduciary duty in the sale of property.
R (SC) v London Borough of Ealing  EWHC 2765 (Admin)
Judicial review concerning local authority duties to children.
R (Medical Justice and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016)
Judicial review challenge to central government’s reliance on a restrictive definition of torture in Article 1 of the UN Convention Against Torture to justify detention of non-UK nationals. As featured in the Guardian.