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Benjamin Browne QC

Tel:
Work 020 7822 1200
Email:
2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)

Position

Ben specialises in complex clinical negligence cases and serious personal injury cases. He acts in an increasing number of claims with an international aspect. He has particular experience of dealing with complex issues relating to discount rates in cross-border cases and claims by foreign insurers and social security bodies for recovery of their outlay. He frequently deals with foreign legal experts as well as foreign experts in other disciplines such as employment, accommodation and care. A noted fierce competitor who produces exuberant displays in court, Ben’s reputation is furthered by significant cases in farming-related litigation, insurance and reinsurance, and professional regulation. In 2012, he acted for the defendants in Collier v Norton, a personal injury case in which the highest individual settlement to date (£15m) was awarded. Other landmark cases include: Phethean-Hubble v Coles (CA 2012) – RTA, contributory negligence of a child. Goldsmith v Patchcott (CA 2012) – s5(2) Volenti under Animals Act, Cole v Davies-Gilbert (CA 2007) – Occupiers’ liability. Miah v Black Counytry Health Authority CA (2007). Williams v The Estate of Mr James McGarley Johnstone (RCJ QBD 2008) – The claimant sought to revive a claim against the MIB under s.33 of the Limitations Act 1980 following the ruling in the House of Lords in Horton v Sadler. Court refused to exercise its discretion and dismissed the case. Mattis v Pollock (CA 2003) – Vicarious liability. Mirvahedy v Henley (House of Lords 2002) – Animals Act.

Career

Called 1976; Inner Temple; QC 1996; Recorder 1998.

Member

PIBA; LCLNCBA.

Education

Eton College; Christchurch, Oxford (MA Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Family, country pursuits, gardening; club: Boodles.


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Benjamin Browne QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜A formidable advocate and negotiator.’

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

Benjamin Browne QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜He combines a formidable courtroom presence with a charm that is deployed to devastating effect.’

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