Ben has had extensive experience as an advocate before the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales. He also has experience with the court system in Mauritius, having been briefed to undertake appellate work before the Privy Council.
He has recently advised and represented clients in respect of a variety of issues including:
- Tax disputes, including those concerning the movement of goods between jurisdictions, the personal liability of high net worth individuals, disputes arising under the UK’s Construction Industry Scheme and in relation to the use of umbrella companies to avoid tax.
- The passing off of unregistered trademarks.
- The fraudulent sale of property, both by private sale and at auction.
- Disputes in commercial leases.
- Misrepresentation and misstatement in respect of contracts of sale.
- Disputes in respect of defaults under commercial loan agreements including those resulting in the appointment of Receivers.
- Disputes concerning breach of contract and professional negligence in construction projects.
- The supply of faulty goods and equipment to developers.
- The relevant regulatory requirements and procedures in respect of money laundering legislation.
- Licence requirements in relation to the import and export of controlled goods.
- Licence requirements in respect of the supply of pharmaceutical products.
Ben has experience of acting in commercially sensitive matters and for clients with a high-profile. He acts both as junior counsel on his own and as junior counsel instructed together with leading counsel. He has frequently worked as junior counsel to Geoffrey Cox QC MP.