Ben is a partner in the Personal Injury department in Leeds. He is an APIL accredited lawyer who focuses on brain injury work and joined the firm in 2004.

Ben says:

I started Stewarts as an assistant solicitor in 2004 in the Leeds office. At that time the office consisted of me, Daniel Herman and a receptionist.

Since then it has been fantastic and very satisfying to see the office grow, with 59 staff based there, the Leeds office is now only a little smaller than the entire firm was when I joined all those years ago.

Like all the fee earners in the Personal Injury department, I handle catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury cases in the main although I have a particular interest in brain injury. In addition, I spend a lot of time on marketing initiatives which are so vital in a team where we (hopefully for our clients) don’t see repeat business.

I had originally started after university as a paralegal in Middlesbrough saving up for law school.  I joined a small specialist personal injury/clinical negligence firm, as it was the only firm in the town that was recruiting at that level at the time I was looking.  In the end I stayed there for 10 years, becoming a trainee and later an assistant solicitor.

I enjoy working this field of work. I have never wanted to work in any other area of law. I have always loved supporting clients who find themselves in the greatest need of help. I also find the challenge of pursuing these cases through the courts very intellectually stimulating.

I appreciated the collegiate culture at Stewarts from the very start. It impressed me that, as an assistant solicitor in the fledging Leeds office, I could pick up the phone to one of the partners in the London office and they would immediately drop what they were doing to help me. It has been gratifying to see how well this supportive culture has been preserved in the intervening years of huge expansion at the firm.

I think that, as with any of the professions, you have to really want to work in law in order to make a proper go of it. As with so many aspects of life, effort and hard work are generally the keys to both performing the job and progressing within the firm.

 

Ben recently took part in a campaign by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), “Why I became a personal injury lawyer”. To read more, please click here.

 

To view Ben’s profile, please click here.

 


 

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