Ben Townsend – Partner, Personal Injury – Career story
23 August 2019
Ben advises on high-value personal injury claims, particularly brain and spinal cord injuries, including claims with an international element. He has experience of equestrian cases, as well as burn and amputation injuries.
Ben is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers 2018 and Legal 500 2018. Chambers has previously stated that he is “always on top of every last detail of his case” that he “is phenomenal, leaves no stone unturned, and is dedicated and hard-working”, and “confident and willing to do his best to achieve the best results.”
Legal 500 call Ben a ‘Master tactician’.
Ben has acted in many brain and spinal cord injury claims, including accidents abroad. He has supervised fee earners conducting many more. His highlights include achieving multimillion pound settlements resulting from a range of types of accidents, including road traffic accidents and accidents at work.
Ben previously worked for Armstrong Foulkes in Middlesbrough before joining Stewarts in 2004. He was made an associate in 2005 and a partner in 2006.
Ben has written his career story and experience of Stewarts for our careers section, you can view his story here.
Ben is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is a founding assessor for their brain and spinal cord injury panels.
Ben has given many talks about personal injury and related topics to organisations such as Headway UK, the Office of the Official Solicitor, BIRT and Barchester Homes. He has been published in the Solicitors Journal.
Ben enjoys playing guitar in his band, Legacy. He also enjoys reading (including Greg Bear and Clive Barker) and spending time with his triplets.