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International Regulation and Corporate Crime, Fraud and Business Crime, Compliance and Regulatory, Corporate Investigations
“an associate who is already garnering recognition for his significant caseload.
“a real interest in the subject
“very tactically aware
“creative and innovative
Having been ranked by The Legal 500, Chambers Legal Guide and Super Lawyers, Ben is known for his ability to thoroughly investigate and assess the evidence and then determine the best course of action for a client in both national and international cases.
His experience as a fraud and white-collar crime specialist has seen him defend clients successfully in some of the most notable cases brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, Serious Fraud Office and tax authorities.
Ben’s caseload has included high-profile sporting trials involving allegations of conspiracy to defraud, complex cases of multi-million pound tax credit and VAT fraud, global bribery and corruption probes, major energy sector investigations and defending banking professionals in major fraud prosecutions. His expertise has led to him being in increasing demand for those with HMRC disputes, whether that be a criminal investigation/prosecution or by way of civil litigation before the Tax Tribunal.
He is also an experienced practitioner in the niche area of private criminal prosecutions. Ben represents corporates and senior business individuals who have been victims of fraud or other white-collar crime and advises them on how to prevent it happening in the future.
His work for our Corporate Fraud Department involves him carrying out internal investigations for clients. He uses his experience of financial crime cases to advise clients on whether the available evidence is adequate for instigating criminal proceedings and then, if necessary, conducts the litigation through to trial and confiscation proceedings.
Ben is also an accomplished authority on regulatory and compliance issues. His corporate expertise and analytical skills led Chambers Legal Guide to comment on his “significant caseload’’.
Ben’s energetic and enthusiastic approach to casework, shrewd tactical judgement and attention to detail have also seen him achieve success in notable confiscation and Proceeds of Crime Act cases. He has vast experience of preparing such cases and a track record of successfully challenging the terms of confiscation orders.
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