Known for his robust technical knowledge and thorough approach, Ben has an approachable and easy manner with clients, whilst not losing sight of the detail and the commercial importance of the matter.
Working in commercial litigation, clients come to Ben to help manage their risks and sure-up their commercial position. In contentious insolvency matters, Ben plays a key role in advising office holders over their powers and pursuing claims to get the best results for creditors. In both fields, Ben takes pride from delivering detailed but practical advice with real added value, explaining all the issues and the risks at hand, so as to empower his clients to make informed decisions.
Once a course of action is decided upon, Ben is dedicated to delivering the result and value to the client. He is not afraid to venture into new and unfamiliar areas of law or handle difficult negotiations.
Ben has a love for everything New York City and fervently follows the New York Yankees. Ben also enjoys reading up on 19th and pre-war 20th Century political history and is a keen collector of original ‘Men of the Day’ Prints from Vanity Fair. He was delighted to have finally secured that of Churchill from 1900, after 10 years searching.
Ben is originally from York and loves to visit with his family to escape and enjoy all that unique city has to offer.
Key Work Highlights
- Successfully running and recovering assets pursuant to a complicated misfeasance claim combined with advising the office holders on an inherited company claim for breach of contract.
- Successful prosecution of a claim for unlawful dividends, the appeal of which concerning the application of Duomatic Principle was reported.
- Advancing the case law authority on the acceptance and enforceability of conclusive evidence clauses (as to sums owing) in financial agreements and Personal Guarantees.
- Successful security enforcement and pursuit of Personal Guarantees of considerable value to the Lender. Persisting with enforcement of a judgment overseas against the Debtor’s assets.
Advice to Trustees on the realisation of assets
Possession and sale applications
Invoice financing disputes
Breach of warranty and sale of goods claims
Breach of Confidentiality and passing-off actions