Benjamin Rigby-Beckett

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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


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


2012 - Lincolns Inn

Ben has had substantial previous experience in costs recovery in industrial disease litigation via his role as Head of Costs in a firm of Solicitors specialising in industrial disease.  He is therefore familiar with the issues that commonly arise in this niche area throughout the life of the substantive litigation.   Ben is well placed to assist in the substantive litigation in industrial disease matters to ensure all issues are dealt with efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.   Instructions in industrial disease litigation are a key target for Ben’s ever-growing practice.

Since joining a large Defendant insurance Solicitors in 2018, Ben has developed a broad civil litigation practice with a particular focus on credit hire.  Ben has attended small claims and fast track trials dealing with all aspects of credit hire litigation.  In the small claims track, Ben regularly finds himself advancing arguments in respect of basic hire rates evidence and has successfully sought to apply debarring orders following a plea of impecuniosity which has not been made out.  Ben has a strong working knowledge of all credit hire matters having practised in this area for over 4 years.   Ben routinely features as the sole Advocate on matters from “cradle to grave”, dealing with the case from the preparation of the Defence through to the trial of the matter.

As to Ben’s personal injury practice, he has been instructed to attend trial which feature issues in relation to causation of injury, low velocity impacts, phantom passengers and induced collisions.  Where the evidence and circumstances merit, Ben is confident in inviting the Court to make findings pursuant to Civil Procedure Rule 44.16 and Section 57 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Ben also handles large volumes of interlocutory hearings arising out of personal injury litigation.  In particular, he is frequently the Advocate of choice in multi-track CCMCs which require cost budgeting to be undertaken in light of his extensive experience in legal costs.

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