Experience

Ben has a busy common law practice representing both claimants and defendants. He has particular expertise in the field of high value personal injury including fatal accident and catastrophic injury claims. Ben is regularly instructed in Coroner’s Inquests and costs litigation and he has experience of CICA appeals. His practice also covers clinical and professional negligence and general insurance work.

Directories

Ben is recommended in the Legal 500 2016 as a leading Junior Personal Injury Barrister where he is described as being ‘approachable and a good communicator’.

Previous editions described him as ‘a rising star at the PI Bar with excellent judgement’ and praised his ‘great attention to detail.’

Education

University of York, BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics
City University, CPE
ICSL, BVC

Professional Memberships

PIBA

B v A

Acted for the Claimant in this below knee amputation case.  The Claimant had suffered a serious injury to his ankle whilst riding his motorcycle and ultimately underwent a below knee amputation followed by revision surgery thereafter.  The case involved significant disputes on the multiplier, life expectancy and the extent of prosthetics provision.  It settled for £1.35m on a full liability basis at a JSM.


N v CICA (2017)

Acted for the Appellant in this CICA appeal.  The Appellant suffered severe lifelong lower limb injuries after her ex-husband attached an explosive device to the underside of her car.   She appealed the CICA award of £127,000 and was awarded the Scheme maximum of £500,000.


S -v- M (2017)

Acted for a junior doctor in a claim arising out of a road traffic accident.  The Claimant had suffered serious leg injuries and the claim concerned questions of prejudice to her career going forward.  The claim settled for £585,000 at a JSM.


D -v- Gans & Co (2017)

Currently being led by Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC in this claim against the Claimant’s former solicitors for alleged under-settlement of the liability aspect of his former claim.


P -v- C (2017)

Instructed on behalf of the Claimant in a claim arising out of a road traffic accident when a drink driver lost control of her vehicle and struck the Claimant, crushing her against her front door.  The Claimant sustained severe pelvic and spinal injuries in the accident.  The claim is currently pleaded at in excess of £1.8m.


Erdogan -v- Sports Direct (2016)

Acted for the Defendant in a chronic pain case where the Claimant alleged significant levels of disability since the accident.  The Claimant accepted a 16 month old Part 36 offer following the service of surveillance evidence in late 2016.


G -v- Harmsworth Quays (2016)

Instructed by the Defendant in a claim arising out of an accident in a printing press. The claim was pleaded at over £800,000 and involved issues of chronic pain and surveillance evidence. The claim eventually settled for less than a quarter of its pleaded value.


Re: Ying Tao (2016)

Acted for the driver of an HGV in this high profile 3 day inquest arising from the tragic death of a cyclist at Bank Junction.


G -v- B (2015)

Acted on behalf of rider of a motorcycle who suffered serious brachial plexus injuries following a collision with a car.  Liability was denied and in the alternative there were allegations of significant contributory negligence on the basis of C’s alleged speed.  The claim settled for £400,000 net (£800,000 on a full liability basis) at a JSM against leading counsel.


T -v- Zurich (2015)

Acted on behalf of the Claimant who suffered soft tissue injuries following a significant road traffic accident.  Within a short period of time thereafter she began developing widespread pains together with other symptoms that had a significant adverse affect on her life.  She was subsequently diagnosed as suffering from fibromyalgia although that diagnosis remained in issue between the parties throughout the legal proceedings.  The claim settled for £550,000 at a JSM.


B -v- A

Instructed on behalf of a claimant motorcyclist who suffered severe lower limb injuries in a road traffic accident ultimately resulting in a below knee amputation.


Re: T

Instructed on behalf of the family of a cyclist who died in a collision with a car on London Bridge in 2014.   Inquest considered available CCTV evidence and the visibility of speed limit signs throughout the City and on the approach to the accident scene.


XY v South Central Strategic Health Authority.

Acted for receiving party in a 3 day detailed assessment arising out of a claim for cerebral palsy caused by a birth injury. Recovered a significantly enhanced hourly rate based on the complexity of the litigation. Costs assessed at around £500,000.


L -v- F

Led by Simon Browne QC on behalf of a claimant who suffered serious leg injuries in a road traffic accident. The claimant was a diabetic and the injury led to a below knee amputation. The claim involved complex future loss claims and life expectancy issues. The claim settled at a JSM in 2013 for around £850,000 on a full liability basis.


D -v- S

Led by Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC in a claim by a child who sustained life-threatening injuries having been struck and run over by a bus.  Claim settled at a JSM in July 2014 for around £1.1m on a full liability basis.


Re: H

Instructed on behalf of a company running a private prison in a 2 week jury inquest into a death in custody. The inquest concerned issues of internal secretion of drugs, smuggling of drugs into prison and prison prescribing protocols.


F -v- MIB

Acted on behalf of the Claimant who had suffered complete blindness and extensive orthopaedic injuries in a claim being pursued under the Untraced Drivers Agreement. Claim settled for £1.2 million.


Re: Lewis

Instructed on behalf of a teacher who had been assaulted by a pupil in a CICA appeal.  Appellant was awarded £280,000.


Thames Trains v Railtrack (1) HSE (2)

Instructed on behalf of the HSE in litigation arising out of the Ladbroke Grove train crash.  The claim by Thames Trains for a contribution from the HSE was ultimately discontinued.


Prosecuting and Defending Health and Safety Cases

30th April 2007

Co-author of book written with the intention of highlighting the various areas of law associated with prosecuting and defending health and safety cases


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