Ben secured tenancy at Park Square Barristers in 2022. Prior to joining Park Square Barristers, Ben worked within a dedicated in-house Advocacy team at a large Defendant insurance practice which specialises in credit hire. In this role, Ben has appeared at hearings across all tracks; including stage 3 hearings, OICP hearings, small claims trials, fast track interlocutory hearings and trials and CCMCs on the multi-track.
Alongside Ben’s busy Court practice, he has also developed a comprehensive paperwork practice, preparing legal documents for use in proceedings across all tracks and drafting formal written advice to insurer clients. Ben is efficient at turning around instructions in a timely manner and always seeks to provide constructive advice to clients in a clear and unambiguous manner.
Ben regularly finds himself considering issues of fraud and whether the factual matrix of a particular case merits advancing such allegations. In considering such issues, Ben is confident in testing the evidence of witnesses through conference and thereafter providing detailed advice to clients on the credibility of the witness evidence with a view to formulating robust pleadings to advance the strongest possible case.
Ben is often instructed to attend trial and deny the causation of alleged injuries based on the accident occurring at a low velocity. He frequently finds himself pursuing arguments pursuant Civil Procedure Rule 44.16 and Section 57 of the Criminal Justice Act when injuries appear exaggerated or fabricated.
Whilst in the 4 years preceding tenancy at Park Square Barristers Ben’s practice has been largely Defendant based, he has extensive previous experience working for Claimants, and is happy to accept instructions from both Claimants and Defendants.