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Benjamin Faulkner

Call: 2008   

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Practice Overview

Ben has a commercial Chancery practice with a particular emphasis on property and pensions work, and related professional negligence, although he also has wide experience in Chambers’ other core areas, including insolvency, company, commercial, trusts, wills and probate, and other private client matters.

He enjoys acting on his own account, or as a junior as part of a large team.

In consecutive years (2018 and 2019) Ben was one of three nominated by Chambers & Partners as Real Estate Junior of the Year.

Chambers & Partners 2020 describes Ben as “very hands-on and willing to delve into the gritty details of the matter” and “hard-working and meticulous”. In previous years he has been described as “very bright”, “energetic, responsible and user- friendly” and “incredibly thorough and leaves no stone unturned. He provides really good commercial advice”.

The Legal 500 2020 edition says he is an “extremely bright and hardworking junior with great presence beyond his call” and that he is “super bright, spots every point going and can tackle absolutely any question”. Previous editions have said that “he has an incredible legal brain and a keen eye for detail” and that “he is very thoughtful and always prepares fully”.

In 2018, led by Joanne Wicks QC, he successfully acted for the tenant in S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62, a Supreme Court case which has substantially recast the law relating to ‘ground (f)’ under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.

Ben has been recommended in Chambers & Partners since 2013, and Legal 500 since 2015. Other comments from clients include that he is “a strong and confident advocate who is well regarded by peers and clients”, “bright, commercial, easy to work with and responsive”, “recognised for his diligence and client-focused approach” and that he has “impressed solicitors with his tremendous work ethic and mastery of the facts”.