Chambers has a rich history of winning awards in our specialist areas as well as individuals being recognised for excellence. Most recently, John Hendy QC was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Chambers Bar Awards 2018. Stuart Brittenden was named The Legal 500 UK Employment Junior of the Year 2018.
Ben has appeared in over 40 reported cases – too many to list here. A small selection of significant recent work includes:
R (DSD & NBV) v Parole Board and others  QB 285: Judicial Review of the decision to release “black cab rapist” John Worboys
JT v FTT  1 WLR 1313. Lawfulness of the “same roof rule” for historic abuse claims.
HXM v MOD (HC, 2019). Liability for and consequences of neonatal stroke.
Gilham v SSJ  ICR 827 (Supreme Court 2019). Worker status of Judges
Asante v Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust  EWHC Civ 2570 (QB): Failure to treat osteomyelitis in patient with sickle cell disease
X v DFSA (2018). Financial services regulatory appeal in Dubai International Finance Centre
R (Gourlay) v Parole Board  1 WLR 4107 (on appeal to Supreme Court). Whether Parole Board should be treated as a court for costs purposes. Whether the rule that courts will not ordinarily pay costs in JR proceedings is still good law.
McCloud and others v Lord Chancellor (ET, 2016 – one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2016). Age discrimination claims brought by around 200 judges following government reform of the judicial pension scheme