Ben is experienced in all areas of criminal litigation and defends and prosecutes across the criminal spectrum, especially cases involving allegations of bribery, money laundering, fraud, murder and multi-handed drugs conspiracies.
His advisory work is focused on on multi-jurisdictional investigations into fraud and corporate offending and he regularly appears in court on behalf of both prosecuting authorities and those under investigation. He is currently instructed by the SFO, CPS Complex Casework Units, the Specialist Fraud Division, the Extradition Unit as well as by individuals and businesses.
Ben has recently been appointed to the CPS Specialist Fraud Panel, the Counter-Terrorism Panel and the Serious Crime Panel.
Ben undertakes cases concerning malfeasance in public office, civil and criminal fraud, international corruption, money laundering and confiscation. His clients include businesses, high net-worth individuals, politicians and domestic and offshore government agencies. His work often involves an international element and overlapping criminal and civil litigation.
Ben provides advice and representation to both companies and individuals as to their rights and obligations in the employment context from the earliest stages of a potential dispute, often before a dismissal/resignation has taken place and, where necessary, through to tribunal.
He has gained particular experience in claims of discrimination on the grounds of race and sex and those where unilateral changes to an individual’s role are alleged to have been imposed
Ben has been instructed in cases in the UK, the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, the Gulf and South East Asia. He is experienced in international matters involving civil and commercial law (particularly fraud), arbitration, financial regulation and international crime.
Ben has particular experience in extradition law and regularly appears for both requesting states and requested persons at first instance and on appeal in Part 1 and Part 2 cases. He also advises on cases involving alleged abuse of the Interpol notification system and challenges thereto.
International Bar Association
Ben prosecutes and defends in cases of the utmost seriousness across the Midlands and South Eastern Circuit. He is instructed in all types of cases involving violence, drugs, sexual offences, and offences of dishonesty. Acting alone he has conducted cases involving allegations of perverting the course of justice, fraud, conspiracy to supply class A drugs, rape and other sexual offences, robbery and serious violence. He is also regularly instructed as a led junior, often from a very early stage in proceedings and has significant experience handling document heavy cases.
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