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Benjamin Gray



Benjamin practices in commercial, employment, regulatory and insolvency law.  With substantial experience of litigation at all stages, he has a busy Court and Tribunal practice, appearing regularly in multi-day hearings as sole counsel.

Benjamin advises a broad range of clients at all stages, taking a thorough, tactically-astute and methodical approach to litigation.  He combines a keen eye for detail with an ability to step back and look at the broad sweep of a case.  A strategic thinker, he is able to take into account the wider commercial, tactical and personal considerations of a case.  Benjamin appreciates that, for a client, the issues can be more than the strict legal questions of a case.  He likes to think broadly about how best to promote his clients’ interests beyond litigation.  He is an accredited Mediator, and has significant ADR experience.

Benjamin joined Littleton upon successfully completing pupillage there.  He has a First Class degree in War Studies, gained a Distinction on the Graduate Diploma in Law, and received a Major Scholarship from Inner Temple.

Recent comments from clients include: 

  • "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 wont the case I would at least know that everything had been done to put things right.” – a successful Claimant
  • "Benjamin 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.



    Employment & Discrimination

Benjamin acts for both employers and employees, and has extensive experience across all the major areas of employment law.  He has particular experience and knowledge of TUPE, having acted in a significant number of substantial cases covering the full spectrum of potential TUPE issues.

Areas of practice include unfair dismissal, equal pay, whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE, collective redundancies, wages and status.

Recent cases include:

  • Successfully defending a firm of accountants in a complex case on employee status, wages and constructive unfair dismissal;
  • An overlapping sexual harassment and fraud claim;
  • A 4-day race discrimination claim against a number of Respondents;
  • Acting for a transferee in a series of consolidated claims involving TUPE, equal pay, pregnancy discrimination and other claims, running over a number of years;
  • Healthcare whistleblowing claims (see below);
  • Successfully defending a SOSR dismissal in an unusual set of facts.


Benjamin is instructed in commercial disputes in both the County Court and High Court, including breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment and enforcement proceedings.  He also has experience of international arbitration, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Benjamin’s employment practice also involves the crossover of commercial, insolvency and employment law.  This includes overlapping employment and fraud allegations and the employment law implications of restructuring, insolvency and TUPE.  He has appeared in cases arising out of this crossover area.

Benjamin also advises and represents clients in insolvency proceedings.  He is a member of Chambers’ Commercial Dedicated Junior Scheme.

    Healthcare, Disciplinary and Regulatory

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’ pay, whistleblowing in a healthcare context, including both NHS Trusts and Care Homes, and allegations of negligence and misconduct against health workers.

Benjamin continues to develop this practice, and welcomes instructions in this area.

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

Benjamin is a proponent and practitioner of ADR.  He is an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He has substantial mediation experience as an advocate, as well as experience of International Arbitration.

Benjamin accepts instructions both as a Mediator and as a Mediation Advocate.

    Qualifications and Memberships

  • BA War Studies, 1st Class, King’s College London
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction
  • Major Scholarship, Inner Temple
  • ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of COMBAR, ELBA, ELA, ILS and ALBA