Ben is a commercial litigator with experience managing cases in the Chancery, Queens Bench and Family divisions of the High Court. Ben acts for international businesses and SMEs in the finance, energy, fine arts, property and construction sectors, as well as representing high-net-worth private clients.
Ben specialises in complex disputes, particularly those involving asset tracing, trusts, injunctions, allegations of fraud and breach of duty.
Ben has a degree in Law and also a degree in International History and Politics from Leeds University. He trained with Grosvenor Law and qualified as a solicitor in 2014.
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Ben undertook project work for an investment bank based in the City of London and in Amsterdam and also spent five years in financial recruitment. In 2013 Ben completed a secondment where he focused on transactional corporate law including private equity deals and funds.
Ben’s recent work includes:
- Successfully obtaining a $2 million Worldwide Freezing Order against a defendant suspected of carrying out a longstanding fraud against his employers
- Successfully obtaining judgment for the claimants in their claim for commission on the private sale of a painting for over $200 million
- Acting for the defendant in a complex multi-jurisdiction dispute involving allegations of deceit and breach of fiduciary duty in respect of a £140 million joint venture
- Acting for the defendants in a $250 million claim in which the defendants were subject to a Worldwide Freezing Order. This work included obtaining expert advice on the operation of foreign law, complex cross-jurisdictional disclosure requirements, orders for cross-examination as to assets and defending an application for summary judgment