Builder who suffered a spinal injury after accident at work aims to get back on his bike
19 June 2019
Ben has a proven record of successfully litigating complex liability and quantum claims arising from road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and military claims and is recognised for maximising damages recovery for technological advances.
Chambers 2015 states that Ben “really pushes the boat out for clients”. He is described in Chambers 2014 as “absolutely fantastic – one of the most committed lawyers I’ve worked with”.
Cases on which Ben has advised claimants include:
Ben was educated at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich and Colchester Royal Grammar School. He obtained a Law degree from the University of Bristol before completing the Legal Practice Course (with commendation) from Nottingham Trent University. Ben qualified in 1999, specialising in claimant personal injury with a well-respected east London firm before moving to Stewarts at the beginning of 2006. He became a partner in May 2010.
Ben was interviewed by BBC Radio Kent on the Sheppey Crossing crash in September 2013 and appeared on Channel 5 news and News at 10 in respect of a client of Stewarts.
He spoke at the APIL Conference in 2016, introducing his client Mark Pollock who spoke to the conference about “Life after injury”.
He gives regular presentations on exoskeleton technology, including at Therapy Expo at the NEC at the end of 2016.
He has contributed to APIL PI Focus magazine, co-authoring an article entitled An Unusual Case about the Pollock case that appeared in the September 2016 edition.
Ben is a keen rugby player and supporter and member of Maldon Rugby Football Club. He also enjoys walking, gardening and travel.