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Ben Caswell

Year of call:
1993
Education:
1991
Wadham College, Oxford, BA Law
1992
University College London, MA Philosophy
1993
Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Course
Career:
1995
Pupil at No 6, Leeds
1996
Tenant at No 6
2015
No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers
Previously worked as an actor
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit from 1996
Languages:
French

For over 20 years Ben has had a thriving and high profile practice in all aspects of personal injury litigation, fatal accidents, and coroner’s inquests.

Described variously by his instructing solicitors and direct access clients as “…always providing clear, concise advice” and as being “a barrister who will always fight your corner” he has represented lay clients and professional clients in cases at all levels of quantum from small claims to complex multi-track catastrophic injuries.

He has been involved in litigation in the Court of Appeal concerning road traffic accidents, breach of statutory duties by employers and occupiers, and duties owed by trial Judges to give detailed reasons. Ben has particular expertise involving cases of pupil injury/ deaths in schools.

“We would like to take this opportunity to inform the Chambers that Mr Caswell provided a first-class service on the day of the trial and was a “real star”, in the words of the Claimant. It was very clear from the beginning that he had strong legal knowledge backed up by a level of pragmatic advice and insight. The Claimant was impressed by the impeccable skills shown during cross examination of the Defendant and it has been accepted that had it not been for Counsel on the day, it was not likely that the Claimant would have been successful in his claim. We would be very happy to send further instructions to Chambers following such a wonderful experience.”

Testimonial from a local firm of solicitors

Notable cases include:

  • Sloan v Governors of Rastrick High School 2014 EWCA Civ 1063
  • Parkin v HM Coroner 2005 EWHC 66
  • Babbings v Kirklees MBC 2004 EWCA Civ 1431
  • Gabriel v Kirklees MBC 2004 EWCA Civ 345

Public Access

Ben may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Ben’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

 

Property Law

Ben has a longstanding expertise in all aspects of property law, in particular residential and commercial landlord and tenant, property transfer, registration, possession actions, boundary disputes and rights of way, and disputes concerning chattels. He also has wide experience in probate and intestacy law, both litigious and non-litigious, including applications under the Inheritance Act 1975. Ben is happy to and regularly receives instructions on a direct access basis.

Recent articles by Ben include:

  • Hot dogs with chips at the train station: what happens to pets and other chattels upon the breakdown of a relationship?
  • Not back to the future? When a dissolved company is restored what happens to its former property?
  • New law Journal Vol 166 7686 12 February 2016

“In recent years, I have had the privilege of instructing Mr Caswell on numerous assignments, some involving Opinions, assistance with legal documentation, representation in Court. In each of those occasions he has not only delivered on my desired objectives but his work was achieved with the highest ethics and integrity. Mr Caswell has made the realm of legal issues very easy for lay people. Mr Caswell is a winner, and I would happily recommend his services.”

Testimonial from a direct access client

Public Access

Ben may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Ben’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

 

Ben Caswell specialises in coronial and immigration law.

“I am delighted with the outcome and with the way Mr Caswell handled my case”

Immigration Law

Ben is  experienced in Ben has been a specialist in all aspects of immigration law since 2000. He advises and assists clients in all areas including judicial review, asylum and human rights, entry clearance, appeals against refusal of leave to remain, family reunion and migration, visa applications and appeals, European Union/ Economic Area rights and appeals, points based system applications and appeals, administrative removal and deportation, and citizenship applications and revocation appeal hearing.

Appeals by employers against civil penalty notices levied for alleged employment of workers without immigration status.

“From the first phone call I felt reassured that Mr Caswell was very knowledgeable about my appeal. He was also always very approachable and friendly. A first-class service.”

Ben is happy to and regularly receives instructions on a direct access basis, and is thus experienced in drafting applications and appeal notices.

Notable cases

  • Habte Teckle v SSHD – 2011 Court of Appeal C5/2011/1166. Asylum claim concerning risk of return to Eritrea.
  • Parkin v HM Coroner – 2005 EWHC 660. Representing a school in 2008 at a 3-month coroner’s inquest involving the fatality of a pupil.

Public Access

Ben may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Ben’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250