Ben is a results orientated advocate appearing regularly in Employment Tribunals, County Courts and Appellate Courts. His approach to cases is clear, concise, informed but jargons free. He aims to identify the key battleground issues at an early stage in a case and works closely in partnership with his instructing solicitors and clients on case management issues. He has experience of dealing with cases in the public domain and the handling of sensitive issues.
Employment Lawyers Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Industrial Law Society
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Ben has supported Tottenham Hotspurs FC since his youth but as a recent convert to rugby (through his sons’ participation) he now follows the fortune of Harlequins RC avidly.
Ben attended the following institutions at various points:
Western Boys High School, Benin-City, Nigeria
South Thames College, Wandsworth
University of East London
Inns of Court School of Law
EMPLOYMENT AND DISCRIMINATION LAW:
Ben acts for both employers and employees in every area of employment law with particular emphasis on all types of discrimination, victimisation, unfair and wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, wages and trade union and industrial disputes.
He is instructed by a large range of solicitors from city firms to regional firms and his clients range from the largest multinational companies to trade unions and local authorities to the entire breadth of claimants, from multi-claimant representative actions to individual claimants from the most junior to senior executives. He also has an interest in the law relating to injuries sustained at work, and claims arising out of workrelated stress.
PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY & DISCIPLINARY:
Proceedings as a natural extension of his expertise and experience in employment and discrimination law, Ben is very well placed to handle internal disciplinary and/or professional misconduct matters in a variety of contexts.
Of particular interest are professional disciplinary issues arising in the medical and sports fields. He has particular experience in cases involving professionals in the healthcare industry and has extensive experience of acting on behalf of a wide range of NHS Trusts as well as professionals.
Ben is currently instructed by an NHS Trust in relation to discrimination claims brought by a GP under s 53 of the Equality Act 2010 in connection with her removal The Performers Lists which is complied and maintained by the Trust.
Ben is also currently instructed by a Research Clinical Pharmacist who was dismissed by a leading Clinical Research Organisation for alleged dishonest conduct relating to disagreement over the appropriate split of time off for study leave and annual leave whilst complying with the requirement for minimum annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT BEN
"I have instructed Ben for over 15 years and recommend him, particularly for complex discrimination and\or whistleblowing claims. Ben always works in partnership with me to ensure we achieve the best result for our clients. He is an excellent advocate and always seeks to gain the confidence of clients and witnesses (whether junior or senior) to ensure that they can present themselves in the best light at Tribunal."
Paul McFarlane, Partner at Weightmans LLP