Ben specialises in criminal law and regularly appears in the Crown Court, Magistrates and Youth Court. With a range of experience in criminal cases and a dedication to securing justice, Ben has received the following feedback from his professional clients:
‘Approachable, engaging and genuinely passionate about his work.’
‘A highly proficient and dedicated barrister.’
Ben previously worked for the Crown Prosecution Service, where he gained valuable knowledge and insight into policy and decision-making which assists with trial strategy when defending cases in the criminal courts. He was also a Senior Advocate with the Communities Empowerment Network and successfully represented a number of children and young people who had been wrongfully excluded from mainstream education. Ben was also a court-based volunteer with the Citizen’s Advice Witness Service where he received training in communicating effectively with vulnerable people.
BPTC with integrated LLM: The University of Law, London.
LLB: The University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Scholarships and Competitions:
Anne Goddard Pupillage Award 2023 – The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.
The University of Law, London: Plea in Mitigation Competition Winner.
The University of East Anglia Law Society:
- Head of Mooting (2019).
- National Mooting Competitor (2018).
- Mooting Competition Winner (2017).
Away from court, Ben is a keen musician and performs with a number of musical groups in Cambridgeshire.
R v P: Brighton Crown Court. Appeal against conviction for domestic ABH. Appeal allowed – conviction quashed.
R v M: Inner London Crown Court. Appeal against conviction for aggravated public order offence. Appeal allowed – conviction quashed.
R v S: Kingston Crown Court. Appeal against sentence in complex youth case for multiple serious offences. Appeal allowed – sentence reduced.
R v A: Lewes Crown Court. Sentence for two offences of Class-A drug supply. 18-month suspended sentence passed.
R v G: Aldershot Magistrates Court. Domestic harassment. Trial. Not guilty.
R v M: Guildford Magistrates Court. Assault by beating. Trial. Not guilty.
R v V: Croydon Magistrates Court. Breach of a non-molestation order. Trial. Not guilty.