Expertise

Ben is a litigation and dispute resolution partner specialising in finance litigation and fraud. Ben's experience involves all aspects of finance litigation, be it bringing claims for financial services clients and defending claims against those clients. These claims include enforcement and recovery actions, defending mis-selling claims, disputes regarding appointment of LPA Receivers, injunctive actions, discrimination claims, fraud claims and dealing with complaints, including those made to the financial ombudsman service.

Ben acts for many clients in both the asset finance and invoice discounting sectors. Ben also acts for mortgage lenders, principally in professional negligence claims against solicitors and valuers and in contested possession claims.

Ben has a particular specialisation in dealing with fraud claims and asset recovery, both in the financial services sector and for commercial organisations. This often involves taking urgent action to obtain freezing injunctions and search orders. Ben is a board director of the Yorkshire and Humber Fraud Forum, a not for profit company that brings together the private and public sectors to fight and reduce financial crime. Ben is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Ben often acts for leasing clients on Aviation and Marine matters. He typically advises clients on the enforcement of aircraft mortgages, repossession proceedings to obtain delivery up of Aircraft, in actions against third parties who have alleged liens and in associated guarantee claims. In respect of Marine Ben often acts for clients in relation to obtaining the arrest of ships in overseas jurisdictions and in Admiralty matters.

Ben was seconded for 6 months to Nationwide Building Society in the role of Senior Counsel in Dispute Resolution. Ben principally advised the Commercial Division of Nationwide in respect of their high value and complex disputes arising out of their commercial lending.

Ben advises clients on issues of anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption. Ben is Addleshaw Goddard's Anti-Bribery and Corruption Officer and is a Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Professional memberships
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Certified Fraud Examiner
Education
  • Year qualified: 2001
  • The University of Sheffield – Law LLB (Hons)