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Work 01284 762211
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57205 BURY ST EDMUNDS
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www.greene-greene.com

Ben Fox

Tel:
Work 01284 717442
Email:
Web:
www.greene-greene.com/Lawyers/ben-fox.html
Greene & Greene

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Contentious Trusts and Probate

Position

Solicitor

Career

Ben graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the University of Sussex and completed his Legal Practice Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London.  Ben joined Greene & Greene in 2014 from an international law firm, he is a recommended lawyer in Legal 500.

He advises on a wide range of property and commercial litigation and specialises in disputes involving Trusts, Wills and Probate.

Member

Associate Member of ACTAPS

Education

University of Sussex, Inns of Court School of Law in London (LEC) and University of Law (ACTAPS)

Leisure

Ben coaches his son's football team and also enjoys playing golf.


East Anglia: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds joins the ranking thanks to its highly-rated litigation practice, which acts for both corporate clients and individuals in professional negligence cases against solicitors, accountants and surveyors, as well as other professions. 'Measured, considered, realistic and professional' head of dispute resolution Michael Batty calls on senior solicitor Andrea Nicholls, solicitor Ben Fox and assistant Kate Struthers to handle complex cases, which last year included a £100,000 claim against solicitors for a residential conveyancing matter in which defects in a newly built home were discovered not to have been covered by guarantees the purchasers believed to be in place. Batty also pursued a £200,000 claim against solicitors for failure to ensure that the estate of an elderly man with significant assets was executed before his death.

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East Anglia: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Ben Fox - Greene & Greene

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

At Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds the advice is 'clear and concise'. 'The level of service is first-rate', according to one client who adds that 'the lawyers have a very thorough knowledge of litigation'. Another views the firm as having 'a standout East Anglian practice capable of carrying the fight to the best known London firms and winning'. In Michael Batty's litigation department the 'professional and diligent' Ben Fox  is a rising star who exhibits 'great attention to detail and is well organised, concerned for clients' welfare and shows considerable perseverance'. 'His strongest point is his determination to obtain an acceptable and satisfactory outcome for his client; he does not run out of steam', remarks one client. Consultant and ACTAPS member Kate Chandler 'has that instinctive insight into personalities that all top private client litigators need, along with a determination to see her clients through to the winning-post'. The recruitment of respected litigator Rob Adam from Ashtons Legal adds yet more experience to the practice. The firm recently advised on the removal of an executor from a multimillion-pound estate.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Greene & Greene has an experienced litigation department led by Michael Batty , who recently acted for public interest company North Norfolk Planning Watch CIC in a challenge to a decision by North Norfolk District Council to grant permission for the demolition of a property in Blakeney and the erection of a modern property in its place, despite objections from the local community and national bodies. Batty led an application for a judicial review, which was heard in the High Court. Commercial property partner Neil Grigg who handles both transactional and contentious property matters, is recommended for 'very good response times, business acumen and value for money'. The arrival of respected litigator Rob Adam , who previously led the dispute resolution practice at Ashtons Legal, adds further experience in property litigation. Partner Ben Fox and solicitor Andrea Nicholls, who recently handled a high-value right of way case, are also recommended.

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