Ben Handy

Year of Call: 2008

Inn: Lincoln’s

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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

Ben is commonly instructed in cases of suspected fraud and fundamental dishonesty, with a number of notable successes both at trial and in applications to remove a claimant’s costs protection after they have discontinued. He is regularly instructed to advise, draft pleadings, and write detailed written questions to put to experts and claimants before trial. He has extensive experience of cases involving issues of occupancy, ‘phantom passenger’, ‘slam-on’ or induced collisions, low velocity impacts, late reporting, social media activity and surveillance evidence, and has written and lectured on the rules and developing case law relating to ‘QOWCS’, fundamental dishonesty and Section 57.

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:

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.