"We enjoyed working with Ben. He has great attention to detail” – A Magic Circle firm
"He 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
Benjamin practises in commercial, insolvency and employment law. His experience ranges from high-value commodities arbitration, through injunctions, civil fraud and insolvency proceedings, to complex whistleblowing and discrimination cases.
He advises and represents a broad range of clients at all stages of litigation. His approach is both strategic and methodical. He looks at the broader issues in a case, and takes into account its wider commercial, tactical and personal considerations.He graduated from King’s College London with a First in War Studies, obtained a Distinction on the Graduate Diploma in Law, and received a Major Scholarship from Inner Temple.
Benjamin has a broad commercial practice, including commercial litigation, fraud, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, insolvency, banking and arbitration. Experience includes:
Benjamin is instructed in both corporate and personal insolvency matters. He is instructed by officeholders, debtors and creditors across a variety of case and procedures, including liquidations, administrations and bankruptcies. He has particular experience of investigating potentially unlawful disposals of assets and obtaining injunctive and other relief in support of recovery proceedings.
Benjamin has a comprehensive employment practice, appearing for both employers and employees at all stages and in all venues. He has extensive experience across the full spectrum of employment law, and has gained significant experience of TUPE cases in all their forms.
His practice includes the crossover between employment, commercial and insolvency law, with experience including High Court employment claims, overlapping fraud cases, and the interaction between TUPE and insolvency. He is also experienced in dealing with healthcare claims (see below).
Recent cases include:
Benjamin participates in both the ELIPS and ELAAS schemes, with experience of short-notice advocacy in both the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Benjamin has developed a practice in healthcare and related disciplinary law out of his employment practice. He has acted both for and against NHS Trusts. Experience includes disputes over doctors’ contracts, whistleblowing in a healthcare context (including both NHS Trusts and Care Homes), and allegations of negligence and misconduct against health workers.
Benjamin has extensive mediation experience. He is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, and a mediation advocate.
He has a particular understanding of the different style and approach this setting requires. He is creative, able to see past the legalities of a problem and identify solutions for the parties that could not be achieved through litigation.
Benjamin has significant experience of arbitration. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has acted as Tribunal Secretary in a high-value commodities dispute.