YEAR OF CALL 2007
Bar Vocational Course (City Law School – 2007)
LLB Law (University of Exeter – 2006)
CPS General Crime – Grade 2
CPS Proceeds of Crime – Grade 2
CPS Fraud – Grade 2
CPS Serious Crime Group – Grade 2
CPS Extradition Panel – Grade 1
Regulatory Advocate – Panel C
Overview of Practice
Ben is a versatile and determined advocate. He both defends and prosecutes a variety of cases including serious violence, drugs and sexual offences, and confiscation cases. Ben has developed a practice representing particularly vulnerable clients and has experience of conducting trials where an intermediary is required. Ben is fast developing a reputation as a committed and approachable advocate.
Prior to joining the independent Bar in 2016 Ben worked for the Crown Prosecution Service in London as a Crown Prosecutor. Ben worked in the CPS Proceeds of Crime Unit in London, and the Appeals Unit, dealing with appeals from across the country in a variety of cases. Ben also managed the Unduly Lenient Sentence Team, working alongside Treasury Counsel and regularly meeting with the Attorney General and Solicitor General.
Ben is regularly instructed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), presenting cases covering a full range of regulatory concerns including health, lack of competence and conviction cases. Ben presents cases of misconduct in complex and sensitive matters including those of a serious sexual nature and cases resulting in the death of the patient. Ben has further developed his regulatory practice having spent time on secondment with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Ben is a Public Access barrister and is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public in suitable cases.