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BENJAMIN GRAY

 

Benjamin practices in commercial, employment, insolvency and regulatory law.

He joined Littleton upon successful completion of pupillage, during which he assisted in a number of high-profile cases.  He has a First Class degree in War Studies from King’s College, London, a ‘Distinction’ in the GDL at BPP Law School and was awarded a Major Scholarship by Inner Temple.

Since joining Littleton, Benjamin has forged a successful practice across the spectrum of Chambers’ practice areas.  He is regularly instructed as sole counsel in cases of varying complexity and length, and is also instructed as a junior.

Benjamin prides himself on a methodical and thorough approach to litigation; attention to detail; a keen eye for strategic and presentation matters; and a flexible approach in cross-examination. 

Recent Comments from Clients

"Benjamin Gray did a first class job.  His skills for thorough preparation and gaining an in-depth knowledge of a case in a short time were amazing.  Even if I had not won the case I would at least know that everything had been done to put things right.” – A successful Claimant in a Redundancy Unfair Dismissal case.

"Benjamin Gray was meticulous, hardworking and brilliant.  The quality of his arguments, understanding of the law and attention to minor scraps of detail was, in my view, second to none… The judgment was, I believe, due to his comprehensive, diligent and tactical planning throughout.” – Head of HR at a nationally-recognised Charity.

"Benjamin was a star… the amount of effort he put in was enormous and the result was fantastic.” – Mark Morgan, Partner, Morgan Denton Jones.

 

    Employment & Discrimination

Ben has experience of all stages of Employment Tribunal litigation, and across the range of employment law. He brings to his practice extensive experience gained during his pupillage at Littleton, in which he assisted Members. Of particular note is his involvement in the high-profile cases of Gimson v Telegraph Media Group, in which he assisted Chris Quinn in providing a detailed consideration of employment status issues; and QBE Management Services (UK) Ltd v Dymoke and Others [2012] EWHC 80 (QB), assisting David Reade QC and Dale Martin on a major team move case.

Ben’s practice covers the full range of junior employment bar work. He has experience acting for both Claimants and Respondents, in areas including: unfair dismissal; whistleblowing; discrimination; TUPE; collective redundancies; unlawful deductions; restrictive covenants; employment status and industrial training levies.

Ben has also been instructed as a junior in his own right in more complex matters including team moves and restrictive covenant cases. Recent cases include:

  • Evans and others v Santia Consulting Limited and Direct Response Limited Acted for 9 claimants bringing claims for breaches of TUPE and collective consultation obligations.  Obtained the maximum protective awards for both breaches as well as automatic unfair dismissal.
  • Thompson v Helphire Group plc A claim for breaches of flexible working regulations and sex discrimination.
  • Lloyd v Young Enterprise: Acting for a former manager in a national charity in a case of unfair dismissal brought about by the composition of the interview panel.
  • Successfully defended a national charity in a 4-day claim of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal.

    Commercial

Ben gained extensive experience of commercial matters during pupillage, supporting Members in a variety of matters including team moves; trusts; fiduciary duties and guarantees.  He is regularly instructed in commercial disputes, undertaking advisory, drafting and advocacy work.

Ben also undertakes employment work with a heavy commercial angle, including TUPE; restructuring; redundancies; insolvency and turnaround; and team moves.

Recent cases include acting for a film company in a dispute over professional fees, and defending companies against attempts to pierce the veil of incorporation.

Benjamin is a member of Littleton’s Commercial Dedicated Junior Scheme.

    Insolvency

Benjamin is instructed to advise and represent clients in insolvency proceedings. His practice often works at the crossover of employment, commercial and insolvency matters, including acting in multiple cases where employment disputes fall to be determined according to commercial, company and insolvency law.

Representative cases include:
  • Acting for a group company in litigation brought by multiple claimants dismissed by a liquidated company seeking to pierce the veil of incorporation by reference to the circumstances of their employer’s liquidation.
  • Acting for a Claimant against a well-known firm, arguing that his employment had belonged to a part of the group that had not been liquidated as part of a pre-pack insolvency arrangement.

    Discipinary & Regulatory

Benjamin has experience in disciplinary and regulatory matters from his employment practice, and is keen to develop a distinct practice in this area.

    Other

  • Major Scholarship, Inner Temple;
  • Treasurer, Inner Temple Junior Bar Association;
  • ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator;
  • Member of the Industrial Law Society, COMBAR, ELBA, ELA and YFLA.
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