ProfileBen practises in Immigration, Mental Health, Prison law and Public Law, with a particular emphasis on human rights issues. He is ranked as a Leading Junior in The UK Legal 500 2015 for his "specialist knowledge of a range of areas including asylum, deportation and entry clearance". The 2016 edition says " “He wins near-impossible cases by identifying new arguments“. The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 says "Goes straight to the core of the matter and provides clear and concise advice". He has been Deputy Head of Chambers since 2014 and has a high level of academic achievements.
He has many years of experience and has appeared at every level of the Tribunal and Court system, representing victims of human rights violations, leaders of political groups, high-ranking military officers, diplomats, terrorists and financiers.
Ben has been involved in a number of ground-breaking cases in the Higher Courts, including challenging withholding of benefits from asylum seekers and the landmark Supreme Court ruling on the rights of children and British citizens.
He deals with all aspects of Immigration – including asylum, humanitarian protection, deportation, European Union issues, entry clearance, settlement, the Points Based Scheme and unlawful detention – and has represented clients from many different countries around the world.
Ben's Public law work originally started in the Immigration context, but has now extended to include judicial review of bodies such as the Parole Board, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Financial Ombudsman Service.
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