Senior Solicitor – High Court Advocate
Ben is a Solicitor in the Taylor Law Police Law, Crime and Employment Law departments. He represents Police Officers/Civilians in relation to Criminal and Disciplinary matters, Civil Actions, Coroners Inquests, Employment and Public Law matters. Ben also deals with Wills and Probate.
He has substantial experience of complex and heavyweight criminal litigation in Crown Court, having acted for clients charged with homicide offences including murder and gross negligence manslaughter, serious sex offences, drugs offences, fraud, misconduct in public office, perjury and causing death by dangerous/careless driving.
As an ex court duty solicitor, he is an accomplished advocate, having conducted numerous trials in the Magistrates’ Court. He has particular, technical expertise regarding the exercise of Police powers and also in the defence of road traffic prosecutions. He has extensive experience of running special reasons cases and making exceptional hardship arguments thus helping clients to avoid disqualification from driving, as well as defending contested trials in cases concerning careless and dangerous driving, failing to stop following road accidents, speeding, failing to furnish driver details and cases concerning excess alcohol.
He represents Police Officers during post incident procedures, IOPC investigations, gross misconduct proceedings, coroner’s inquests and in applications for judicial review.
He has also obtained significant experience in advising clients in relation to civil claims against public authorities for false imprisonment, assault trespass, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office and claims under the Human Rights Act. He has advised various police officers in potential claims against their forces following their arrests.
Ben is known for his affable nature, his straight forward advice and ability to get to key issues in a case quickly.
“The best advice and result from a very professional, friendly firm. Thank you Scott”.