Ben Longworth > Farrer & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Farrer & Co Offices
66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS
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Ben advises corporate clients, high net worth individuals and not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of complex contentious matters. His practice focusses on high-value disputes arising out of commercial contracts, post M&A issues, shareholder disputes, professional negligence and civil fraud. His recent experience includes advising a large international business on a multi-million pound High Court civil fraud and breach of contract claim, defending the sellers of an educational business against substantial warranty and indemnity claims and advising an international software company pursuing a multi-million pound breach of contract claim. Ben advises both employers and employees on High Court claims arising out of large-scale team moves and allegations of misuse of confidential information. He also has a busy practice advising independent schools on disputes with suppliers, parents and overseas partners.
Ben is often instructed at the pre-action stage to provide strategic advice to help put clients in the best possible position. He has extensive experience of resolving disputes through negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. He also has significant trial experience in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and of making and responding to applications for injunctive relief.
Ben trained at Farrer & Co, qualified as a solicitor in September 2008 and joined the partnership in May 2018.
Association International des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), London Solicitors Litigation Association
Bristol University, and The College of Law, Guildford.
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Farrer & Co‘s ‘dispute resolution team is second to none in terms of technical quality and relationship building‘. The core of the firm’s corporate and commercial litigation practice involves major disputes, with a particular focus on cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder conflicts, and cross-border commercial contracts. The team predominantly acts in matters comprising international components; and it is particularly expert in both coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, and handling cases encompassing jurisdictional issues. Corporate and shareholder dispute specialist Kate Allass is ‘one of the best in the mid-market sector‘; Ben Longworth‘s commercial disputes practice encompasses contractual claims, shareholder disputes, post-M&A issues, and insurance coverage matters; and Jolyon Connell is ‘a class act, who speaks honestly and directly‘. At associate level, seniors William Charrington, Charles Fursdon and Blue Elliott all maintain busy commercial disputes practices, while Victoria Atkins and Sally Mantell are also experienced litigators.
- Commercial litigation: mid-market London > Dispute resolution
- Next Generation Partners London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Art and cultural property
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Public sector > Education: schools
- Private client > Family
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Theatre, publishing and other media
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Residential property
- Employment > Senior executives
- Public sector > Education: institutions
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Employment > Employers
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Immigration
- Real estate > Property litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Real estate > Planning
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- Real estate > Property finance
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration