Ben Townsend is appointed in a newly created role as Head of Personal Injury Leeds from 1 August 2023.

Ben joined Stewarts in 2004, just after the Leeds office was established, and was made partner in 2006. He specialises in brain and spinal injury claims. Ben has written his career story for the firm’s website here, and recently spoke to the Yorkshire Post about serious injury litigation.

Dan Herman, Head of Personal Injury, comments:

“I’m pleased to announce Ben as Head of Personal Injury in Leeds. I have worked alongside Ben for almost 20 years and I know the team will continue to go from strength to strength under his leadership.”

Ben comments:

“I’m delighted to take on the role as Head of Personal Injury in Leeds. I look forward to continuing to build on the team’s first-class reputation for catastrophic injury work in the region.”

The Personal Injury department has been top ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers directories for the past 20 years. The team specialises in helping those who have sustained life-changing injuries, often brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations or burns.

The team has recovered more than £1.3bn in damages in the last decade and acted for over 2,500 seriously injured or bereaved clients. Over the last three years they have recovered in excess of £250 million in compensation for their clients who have spinal cord injuries and in excess of £110 million for their clients who have brain injuries.



You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Personal Injury page.

If you require assistance from our team, please contact us.



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