Ben Handy

Year of Call: 2008

Inn: Lincoln’s

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Ben is excellent with clients and provides a high standard of technical advice. He is practical, clear in his views and an excellent communicator with instructing solicitors.”

Chambers UK,  2022
Personal Injury

Chambers’ Head of Pupillage, Ben is an experienced personal injury barrister specialising in high value litigation, regularly involving claims of £1m or more. He is recommended by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500, in which it is said that he is “user friendly and approachable”, “provides a high standard of technical advice”, and “combines great client care skills with tactical nous”.

Well regarded as a trial advocate and a fair but robust negotiator, Ben has extensive experience dealing with life-changing injuries, poly-trauma, and complex issues of causation or quantum. Particular specialisms include serious road traffic accidents involving vulnerable road users such as children, pedestrians or cyclists, construction site and agricultural accidents involving heavy machinery, psychiatric harm arising from historic sex abuse, and workplace stress. He is also regularly instructed to deal with sensitive allegations of fraud or fundamental dishonesty.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB Law (First Class Hons), University of Manchester (2007), Bar Vocational Course MMU (2008)
  • University of Manchester R.G. Lawson prizes in Law, Medicine & Ethics; Constitutional Reform and Mental Health Law (2007)

Additional information:

In his free time Ben loves anything sport-related. He has run marathons in Liverpool, Paris (twice), and London. In 2019 he completed the 53-mile Race to the Tower, and in 2016 he completed Oxfam’s 100km Trailwalker alongside Chambers’ Joss Knight and Charlie Newington-Bridges. Most Summers you will find him in the queue at Wimbledon or getting frustrated with the England football team.