Ben is a Legal Director specialising in directors’ and officers’ liability and financial institutions and professional indemnity claims, including crime policies.
In addition, Ben has experience of construction claims (in particular coverage disputes) and binding authority disputes. He also drafts and advises insurers and brokers on policy wordings.
Ben is as an excellent technical lawyer, who prides himself on providing clear, commercial and strategic advice. He is instructed by insurers and insureds to defend liability claims - recent instructions include defending a director against civil claims brought by a liquidator, advising directors on responding to an Insolvency Service investigation and drafting submissions to the Insolvency Service for a director to deter the commencement of disqualification proceedings.
He also advises insurers on complex coverage disputes - recent instructions include the successful defence of D&O insurers in an arbitration brought against them by the liquidator of a collapsed Bank and the defence of a PI insurer in an (ongoing) arbitration brought against it pursuant to the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010.
Many of Ben’s cases are international and he has considerable experience of Eastern European jurisdictions.
Ben was called to the Bar of England Wales in 2005; he joined RPC in 2008. Whilst at RPC, he has undertaken secondments with financial lines claims teams at Travelers Insurance, Arch Insurance and Generali.
Honourable Society of Middle Temple
Bar Council of England and Wales