Ben completed pupillage under the supervision of Adam Birkby in September 2020 and now accepts instructions across all aspects of common law.
He regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Courts for both the prosecution and defence. He has undertaken cases covering offences of ABH, indecent assault, drug possession, coercive and controlling behaviour, and malicious communications.
He has a growing motoring law practice, enjoying a good deal of success in exceptional hardship arguments.
In the Crown Court, he has been instructed to deal with death by dangerous driving, ABH, breach of SHPOs, possession of indecent images and affray. He has also appeared for several weeks in a drugs conspiracy and murder case as a temporary defence junior.
Ben also regularly accepts instructions in RTAs in the small claims track across the North East.
Before joining chambers, Ben read modern languages at the University of Edinburgh. He converted to law with a GDL, achieving a distinction and several prizes for exam performance in tort, land law, and EU law.
Ben is also a qualified mediator with success in both national and international student mediation and negotiation competitions.
Ben speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese. He also speaks some Lithuanian.