Ben joined Chambers in 2017 and is developing a broad commercial and chancery practice. He has experience of litigation across the broad range of commercial and chancery areas, and is also familiar with the major arbitral institutions and rules. During pupillage the vast majority of his work involved an international and/or conflict of laws dimension.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Ben undertook a number of commercial placements at city law firms and at an oil and gas major. These insights encourage him to find practical and creative solutions to the problems brought to him.
Ben appears as a junior and in his own right in both the County Court and the High Court. He is happy to be instructed on his own or as part of a larger team.
Some examples of recent work are:
- Instructed as sole counsel on a substantial sale of goods claim in the High Court.
- Advising on an asset recovery exercise following misappropriation of sums in alleged breach of trust.
- Advising (led by Edward Cumming QC) in relation to claims for breach of trust and dishonest assistance against a number of financial institutions.
- Instructed as sole counsel on an unfair prejudice petition in the High Court.
- Advising and drafting pleadings in relation to an LCIA arbitration.
- Obtaining – as sole counsel – urgent ex parte injunctive relief.
- Appearing as junior counsel (led by Sarah Bayliss) on a two-week fraud trial in the Commercial Court.
- Acting (led by Edward Cumming QC) in relation to a substantial multi-jurisdictional probate dispute.
- Advising (led by Rupert Reed QC and Matthew Watson) in relation to an international sale of goods dispute and DIFC-seated arbitration.
- Acting and advising (led by Elspeth Talbot-Rice QC and Hugh Miall) in relation to a dispute concerning alleged breaches of directors’ duties.
Further details of Ben’s experience are set out below by practice area.