ProfessionBarrister, Wilberforce Chambers
Ben joined Wilberforce Chambers in 2009 following the completion of his third six pupillage. His pupil supervisors were Michael Tennet, QC and Julian Greenhill.
Ben is developing a broad-based commercial Chancery practice. He regularly appears in possession hearings, personal and company insolvency matters, and other applications in the High Court and the County Courts. He enjoys acting individually, or as a junior as part of a large team. Ben accepts instructions in all of Wilberforce Chambers' core areas, including real property, landlord & tenant, pensions, professional negligence, insolvency, company, contractual disputes, trusts, wills and probate and other private client matters, civil fraud and general commercial disputes. He has recently been instructed on urgent freezing injunction applications, in which he acted for applicants seeking urgent freezing injunctions without notice, and for respondents on short notice.
Out of court, Ben has undertaken a variety of advisory and drafting work, including advising on and pleading a multi-party partnership dispute, and settling a landowner's objection to a town or village green application, as junior to Tom Lowe, QC.
Ben also regularly judges mooting competitions for the University of Cambridge and has established an annual Wilberforce Chambers Advanced Advocacy Workshop at Cambridge to help students develop their advocacy skills further.