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

Ben’s recent clinical negligence and inquest work has focused on claimants, and the families of claimants, who have suffered life-changing and life-ending injuries in hospital. To this work he brings the same tactical know-how and client care for which he is recognised in his personal injury practice.

Recent cases have included stroke caused by improper placement of a nutrient line into a vein, serious birth-related injuries caused by a negligent failure to carry out a planned Caesarean section, death by pulmonary embolism following failure to continue prophylaxis on transfer between hospitals, and suicide following unsupervised release from a secure mental health unit.

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.