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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 all of Chambers’ other core areas, including insolvency, company, contractual disputes, trusts, wills and probate and other private client matters, and general commercial disputes.
He enjoys acting on his own account, or as a junior as part of a large team.
Ben joined Chambers in 2009 following the completion of his pupillage.
Chambers & Partners 2019 describes Ben as “very bright”, “energetic, responsible and user-friendly”. “He is incredibly thorough and leaves no stone unturned. He provides really good commercial advice.” It also notes that “he is very hard-working and gets on top of technical stuff very quickly”.
The Legal 500 2019 edition says “he has an incredible legal brain and a keen eye for detail.” “He is very thoughtful and always prepares fully”.
In 2018 Ben was one of three nominated by Chambers & Partners as Real Estate Junior of the Year. Chambers & Partners 2018 recognises his reputation for acting in “high-profile, complex property litigation”, for his “user-friendly approach and attention to detail” and for his “commercially minded” approach to cases. In 2018, led by Joanne Wicks QC, he successfully acted for the tenant in S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd  UKSC 62, a case which has substantially recast the law relating to ‘ground (f)’ under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
In pensions work, having acted in the high-profile IBM pensions litigation, the legal directories describe Ben as a recognised junior building a solid reputation in the area, who is as likely to appear in cases as sole counsel as he is to appear led by a silk.
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”.