Benjamin Rigby-Beckett

Year of call:

2012

Education:

2008-2011 - Manchester Metropolitan University - LLB

2012 - Manchester Metropolitan University - Bar Professional Training Course - Very Competent

2012-14 - Manchester Metropolitan University - LLM in Legal Practice

2016 - BPP - Civil Higher Rights of Audience

2016 - Kaplan Altior - Criminal Higher Rights of Audience

2016-17 - BPP - Legal Practice Course

Career:

2012 - Law Costs Draftsman at Civil and Commercial Costs Lawyers, Manchester

2014 - Head of Costs at Robert Jackson Solicitors, Wilmslow

2016 - Trainee Solicitor and Head of Costs at Robert Jackson Solicitors, Wilmslow

2017 - Solicitor Advocate and Head of Costs at Robert Jackson Solicitors, Wilmslow

2018 - Solicitor Advocate at Keoghs LLP, Liverpool

2022 - Employed Barrister at Keoghs LLP, Liverpool

2023 - Tenant at Park Square Barrister, Leeds

Memberships:

2012 - Lincolns Inn

2024 - PIBA

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, fast track 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.

Ben has developed a broad practice of representing both Claimants and Defendants where allegations of fraud have been made.

Contact Ben’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207