Ben joined Chambers in October 2023 following the successful completion of his specialist commercial and chancery pupillage. Ben’s pupil supervisors were James Pearce-Smith, Brittany Pearce, Christopher Jones and Charlie Newington-Bridges.

Ben frequently represents clients at small claims and fast track trials, as well as for interim and procedural applications. Ben also accepts regular instructions for written work, including drafting pleadings, applications and opinions in all main areas of the Commercial and Chancery teams.

Prior to taking the Bar, Ben was a volunteer advocate for the Legal Advocacy and Support Project at Bristol Law Centre for 2 years alongside his studies and represented many disabled clients from across Bristol before the First-Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) to overturn Work Capability assessments for ESA, PIP and UC.

Originally hailing from Nottingham, Ben studied History at the University of Bristol, specialising in medieval Islamic history before converting to law and taking the Bar. He maintains a keen amateur interest in many different areas of global history.

Outside of work, Ben is also a classically trained singer and violinist, and enjoys tennis, hiking and cycling.

Seminars & Events

  • Qualifications & awards:

    • GDL Exhibition Scholarship from Inner Temple.
    • Bar Course Exhibition Scholarship from Inner Temple.
    • Studied the Bar Course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy. Passed with Distinction, received the Falcon Chambers Prize for Civil Advocacy for joint highest mark in Submissions Advocacy.
  • Additional information:

    Ben is a classically trained singer and violinist. He maintains a keen interest in a wide range of amateur music and drama – from Church choirs to close harmony, string quartet to symphony orchestra and opera to contemporary musical theatre.

    Ben was President of the Inner Temple Drama Society and served as both as producer and composer for the first show ever sent by an Inn of Court to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2022.

    He is also a keen sportsman and still manages to get round to tennis, cycling and occasionally long-distance hiking. In lockdown he completed both the Pennine Way and West Highland Way.