“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, employment and public law. He has a busy practice, and a broad range of experience across Courts and Tribunals. His experience ranges from high-value commodities arbitration, through 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.
Benjamin was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in February 2017.
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 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 acts in both personal and corporate insolvencies. He frequently appears in the Winding Up List (including on behalf of HMRC), and advises and represents officeholders, debtors and creditors across the range of insolvency proceedings. Experience to date includes:
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).
Benjamin is the General Editor of the Employment Tribunal Remedies Handbook.
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 was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in February 2017, and is keen to develop a practice in public and administrative law. His appointment to the panel does not prevent his being instructed to act against the Government.
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.