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Practice Summary

Ben has a broad practice covering all areas of Chambers' work. He has particular experience in Arbitration, Banking, General Commercial and EU/Competition law. 

As a pupil, Ben was involved in some of the leading cases of 2019, including Yukos Finance v Lynch, Avonwick v Azitio, Vestia v Deutsche Bank, and Danish Customs and Tax Administration v Solo. He has since been instructed in a range of commercial matters, and regularly appears as sole counsel in county courts across the country. Current and recent instructions include: 

  • Cardiorentis v IQVIA - Acting (with Neil Kitchener QC and Laurence Emmett) for the Defendants in high value Commercial Court proceedings arising out of a pharmaceutical trial.  
  • Havant Biogas v Ofgem - Acting (with Thomas Sharpe QC) for the Claimants in an application for judicial review of decisions by Ofgem, by which Ofgem denied applications for registration for the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy scheme. 
  • Premiership Rugby Club v Premiership Rugby Ltd - Acted (with Lord Grabiner QC, Matthew Cook and Owain Draper) in a challenge to the legality of the rugby union salary cap, relying on Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the allegation that the salary cap was not a proportionate means of ensuring the viability of premiership rugby. 

In 2018, Ben was a stagiaire in the Cabinet of Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston at the European Court of Justice, where he worked on cases involving VAT, public procurement and sanctions law. Ben has undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and is comfortable in cases involving complex issues of economics.