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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