Ben Townsend > Stewarts Law LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury


Partner in the Personal Injury department.

Ben specialises in brain and spinal cord injury claims. He advises on high-value personal injury claims, particularly brain and spinal cord injuries, including claims with an international element. He has experience of equestrian cases, as well as burn and amputation injuries.

Ben has acted in many brain and spinal cord injury claims, including accidents abroad. He has supervised fee earners conducting many more. His highlights include achieving multimillion pound settlements resulting from a range of types of accidents, including road traffic accidents and accidents at work.


Ben previously worked for Armstrong Foulkes in Middlesbrough before joining Stewarts in 2004. He was made an associate in 2005 and a partner in 2006.

Ben was named ‘Partner of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021, at which it was said he “creates a progressive atmosphere for others to thrive in”.


Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is a founding assessor for their brain and spinal cord injury panels.


Nunthorpe Comprehensive, Middlesbrough; South Park VI Form College, Middlesbrough; Warwick University (1994 LLB 2(1)); Nottingham Trent University (1996 LPC Commendation).


Reading, music, his triplets.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Clinical negligence and personal injury: claimant

(Leading individuals: Personal Injury)

Ben TownsendStewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP is ‘without doubt a market leader for serious injury litigation in Yorkshire.’ Jointly led by Frank Pinch and Daniel Herman, it maintains a strong reputation for its work in the catastrophic injury and clinical negligence spaces. The group is regularly instructed on complex life-changing issues including spinal cord and brain injuries as well as amputations, severe orthopaedic and neurological injuries. It has experience litigating cases both in England and overseas and stands out for its ‘Rolls Royce service’ and ‘exceptional client care’. The team has an impressive pool of senior associates, including the ‘outstanding’ Gabrielle Ross, Anna Higham, and former nurse Amy Fielding. Ben Townsend and Warren Maxwell are also recommended; the former has experience in equestrian cases.