Ben has a broad practice specialising in media and information, public and human rights law. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners and in Legal 500 in (a) data protection, (b) defamation and privacy, and (c) media and entertainment.
Ben is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel for Junior Counsel to the Crown. He was nominated as Defamation Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016.
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“He is a thoughtful and hard-working junior with particular experience in media-related data disputes.” “He is super bright and has good judgement.” “Although he is busy he always finds time to talk to you and get things done.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Data Protection)
“He’s incredibly able, hard-working and very clever.” “An extremely bright and unflappable junior.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Defamation & Privacy)
‘Outstanding both on paper and on his feet.’
Legal 500, 2021 (Data Protection)
‘Fantastically bright, able to grapple with immense detail and apply it to a bigger picture.’
Legal 500, 2021 (Defamation & Privacy)
‘A very well-rounded barrister and an able junior especially for production order cases.’
Legal 500, 2021 (Media and Entertainment)
“He’s very good on paper, his arguments are very fluid and effective, and he brings a good perspective.” “A great communicator and a great advocate who brings a sense of authority in negotiations.”
Chambers & Partners, 2020 (Data Protection)
“Very smart and very good with clients.” “An expert in his field.”
Chambers & Partners, 2019 (Defamation & Privacy)
“Delivers amazing drafting and is highly responsive.” “Charming and hard-working.”
Chambers & Partners, 2019 (Administrative & Public)
‘He is very responsive and drafts well, particularly for breach of confidence and privacy matters.’
Legal 500, 2018
“Developing a notable strength in administrative and public law disputes which involve a crossover with human rights law. He is instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants in a wide range of judicial reviews. Recently, he has appeared in challenges to the government’s legal aid reform.”
“He is superb. Really good and very bright. He is very talented, extremely clever and a very good writer.” “He is phenomenally hard-working and diligent. He puts in more hours than others and is on top of all the papers.”
Chambers and Partners 2018 (Administrative & Public)
“Impressive junior with a broad practice covering the full ambit of media law. He frequently appears in high-profile defamation and data protection cases.”
“An excellent junior: he has a keen eye for detail, is responsive and has a solid knowledge of media law.”
Chambers and Partners 2018 (Defamation & Privacy)
“Incredibly bright and hardworking.”
Legal 500 2017 (Defamation & Privacy)
“A superb junior, whose advice is always thoughtful and on-point.”
Legal 500 2017 (Media & Entertainment)