Call: 2005 Middle Temple
BVC (Very Competent) 2005
LLM Northumbria University
Following his call to the Bar in 2005 Ben completed a Master’s degree in Law (Advanced Legal Practice) before joining Her Majesty’s Court Service as a Legal Adviser.
In 2010 Ben decided to cross qualify as a Solicitor and joined a well established local firm specialising in all aspects of Family Law.
As a solicitor Ben was a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and a Resolution accredited specialist in the areas of private law children cases and domestic abuse.
Ben regularly represented children and parents in complex care proceedings in both the Family Court and High Court and gained experience of cases involving Adoption, Wardship, Human Rights Act claims for children, Female Genital Mutilation, serious Non-Accidental injury and cases involving the International Relocation of children.
In November 2017 Ben took the opportunity to complete a reduced pupillage of 3 months under the Supervision of Anthony Finch and following successful completion took tenancy within chambers.
Ben now accepts instructions in all cases involving children and for financial remedy in matrimonial matters.
Ben’s first love was Rugby and although now retired from playing still enjoys attending club and international matches whenever possible.
Ben also has a life-long affliction as a fan of Birmingham City FC for which he has found no cure.
When not consumed by football and Rugby Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter and his Sprocker Spaniel, Jasper.