Ben has notable experience handling cases concerning psychological injury and catastrophic spinal injury, and RTAs. He is excellent with clients and extremely knowledgeable. ‘Ben is excellent at getting to the important issues and finding a way through the minefield of liability issues.’ “

Chambers UK 2024, Personal Injury

As a qualified mediator, Ben can help parties resolve disputes without the need for costly and uncertain litigation. His varied personal injury and clinical negligence practice means that he is keenly aware of the legal and practical realities the parties face, quickly picks up the detail from the papers, and allows him to reality check a case from both sides.

Directory Quotes

Ben combines a forensic approach to the evidence whilst taking into account broader issues in a case. He provides excellent advice on strategy and is a reliable and reassuring presence. He is also a resourceful and highly adaptable advocate.”

The Legal 500 2024, Personal Injury

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 is very client focused, keen to find solutions, user-friendly and approachable.”

Legal 500 2022, Personal Injury

Quick to get to the crux of the issue, mindful of the bigger picture, provides pragmatic advice, adds significant value to the cases he works on and excellent to work with.”

Legal 500 2021, Personal Injury

Excellent with clients and extremely personable.”

Legal 500 2020, Personal Injury

Very practical and can see the bigger picture in cases.”

Legal 500 2019, Personal Injury

Ben combines great client-care skills with tactical nous.”

Legal 500 2018, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • 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)
  • Professional memberships:

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

    Ben has run marathons in Liverpool, Paris (twice), and London, and as part of Chambers’ team he completed Oxfam’s Trailwalker in 2016. Most Summers you will find him in the queue at Wimbledon, or getting frustrated with the England football team.

  • Ben Handy is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.