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Ben Rose

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Ben is a founding partner of Hickman and Rose and has worked for over 28 years on large and complex cases involving financial crime, regulatory enforcement, confiscation, general crime, extradition, and some of the largest art fraud prosecutions ever. He has a creative and passionate approach to his cases, creating powerful partnerships with his clients.

Ben is consistently involved in some of the most complex and high profile criminal cases. He has acted for CEOs, senior managers and directors of all the major banks, BAT, Olympus, HP/Autonomy, Macmillan Publishing, News Corporation as well as for many well-known law firms, high net worth families, and global celebrities. Those that are in the public domain include the artist David Hockney, businessman Hans Rausing,  television presenter Kirsty Gallagher and the X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos. 

In recent years Ben has represented many of the key individuals investigated by the FCA and the SFO in connection with allegations of LIBOR fixing including Ryan Reich, Pete Koutsogiannis and Neil Danziger. He is currently retained on a major FCA investigation into a global bank and a number of its senior individuals.


Trained Fisher Meredith. Qualified 1990. Founded Hickman and Rose 1991.


Reasonable French.


Member of the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering Panel which provides specialist money laundering advice to other solicitors. Member of the Times Law Panel. Former chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association. Founder of youth charity Grit. He has lectured to the Judicial Studies Board, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Annual Justice Conference and addressed the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Ceremony as well as Transparency International. He was British heavyweight kickboxing champion in 2000 and 2002.


Ilkley Grammar School; Warwick University (1985 LLM); Guildford Law School (1986).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Hickman & Rose advises on various aspects of criminal law such as murder, historic sexual abuse investigations and miscarriages of justice. It represents a range of high-profile private clients including politicians, finance workers, high-net-worth individuals and other professionals. Head of team Jenny Wiltshire has ‘sound tactical awareness and great judgment’. Ross Dixon is ‘a very knowledgeable individual who has a calm and authoritative manner’. Ben Rose acts for ITH Pharma in relation to proceedings brought under the Health and Safety and Medicines Acts. Peter Csemiczky was promoted to partner.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Hickman & Rose's ‘highly professional and very responsive’ team comprises lawyers who  are ‘genuine experts in criminal law and regulatory matters’. The firm continues to act for a former managing director of Tesco UK who is on trial for alleged fraudulent overstatement of profits of £250 million by Tesco plc. It also successfully acquired an acquittal for a US-based Barclays trader in relation to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) SFO investigation that was estimated to be worth over $1b. The ‘Very knowledgeableRoss Dixon has ‘a calm and authoritative manner which instils great confidence’, he co-heads the practice alongside Ben Rose who is ‘famous for his energy and the commitment which he brings to each of his cases’. Andrew Katzen has ‘a unique ability to grasp the essence of a matter momentarily’. Charles Kuhn left the firm for Clyde & Co LLP.

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