Ben is developing a broad and very busy Court of Protection practice, after being supervised by Ian Brownhill during pupillage.
He accepts instructions in both property and affairs, and health and welfare matters.
Ben is instructed by the Official Solicitor, RPRs, Local Authorities and family members in section 21A and section 16 proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. He has been involved in complex proceedings dealing with fluctuating capacity as well as proceedings where the jurisdiction of the Family Court and Court of Protection meet.
He is frequently instructed by the Public Guardian where concerns over the operation/execution of Lasting Powers of Attorney have been raised. Ben is also instructed to appear in proceedings under the Mental Health Act 1983 in order to displace Nearest Relatives.
In addition, Ben has experience drafting grounds invoking the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction on behalf of Local Authorities in order to safeguard vulnerable adults who otherwise have capacity.
BPTC Scholarship: The William Shakespeare Memorial Award, Gray's Inn
BPTC Scholarship: BBP University
Foundation Scholarship, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Winner of the Brick Court Team Moot, University of Cambridge (2015)
Finalist in the Quadrant Chambers’ Fledglings Moot Competition, University of Cambridge (2015)
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Ecclesiastical Law Society
M.A. (Cantab.) Law
Ecclesiastical Law (OUP, 4th ed.)
“Ecclesiastical Law” by Mark Hill QC, has established itself as the leading authority on the laws of the Church of England. In this fourth edition, Ben co-authored two Chapters: chapter 3 (“The Parish”) and chapter 6 (“Clergy Discipline”). Other co-authors for this volume include Professor Norman Doe and Matthew Chinery).
The Jackson Reforms and the future of access to justice: an examination (LexisNexis Future of Law Blog)
13 June 2018
An article examining the current climate of access to justice in light of the Jackson reforms, and analyses what the future holds when it comes to extending the rule of law.