Senior Solicitor – High Court Advocate
Law. Within these departments, he specialises in representing both Police Officers and members of
the public across a wide spectrum of legal matters, including Criminal and Disciplinary cases, Civil
Actions, Coroners Inquests, and Public Law issues. Ben's expertise also extends to Wills and Probate
With a wealth of experience, Ben has demonstrated his proficiency in handling intricate and
substantial criminal litigation in the Crown Court. His experience includes a diverse range of cases,
such as defending clients charged with serious offenses like homicide, including murder and gross
negligence manslaughter, as well as complex cases involving serious sex offenses, drugs-related
offenses, fraud, misconduct in public office, perjury, and causing death by dangerous or careless
As a former court duty solicitor, Ben possesses considerable advocacy skills, marked by his extensive
involvement in trials within the Magistrates’ Court. His expertise extends to specialised areas,
including an in-depth understanding of Police powers and a robust defence strategy for road traffic
prosecutions. He has a proven track record of successfully handling special reasons cases and
crafting exceptional hardship arguments to prevent clients from facing disqualification from driving.
Furthermore, Ben is highly skilled in contesting trials related to careless and dangerous driving,
failure to stop after road accidents, speeding, failure to provide driver details, and cases involving
Ben's scope of representation encompasses guiding Police Officers through post-incident
procedures, IOPC investigations, gross misconduct proceedings, coroner’s inquests, and applications
for judicial review.
In the realm of civil law, Ben's experience extends to advising clients on claims against public
authorities, encompassing issues such as false imprisonment, assault trespass, malicious
prosecution, misfeasance in public office, and claims under the Human Rights Act. He has a
successful history of providing guidance to police officers considering claims against their respective
forces following their arrests.
Renowned for his approachable demeanour, Ben is respected for his straightforward counsel and his
ability to swiftly identify pivotal issues within a case. His clients value his pragmatic and affable
nature, appreciating his talent for simplifying complex legal matters.
“The best advice and result from a very professional, friendly firm. Thank you Scott”.