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Browne Jacobson LLP

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718130 NOTTINGHAM-27

Ben Bentley

Work 0115 908 4826
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance and Public Risk


Ben is an accomplished Barrister working in the firm's in-house advocacy team since his call to the Bar in 2008.          

He routinely appears in court to conduct trials, coroner’s inquests and to prosecute on behalf of government regulatory agencies at various tribunals. He is adept at drafting court pleadings, advising on issues of liability and quantum in personal injury matters, and handling complex civil procedure applications.

He has had considerable success in employer and public liability matters in court and has also achieved notable victories defending against credit hire claims. He is additionally experienced in dealing with costs matters, particularly in challenging the recovery of after the event insurance premiums.

Ben’s education practice also extends to prosecution on behalf of the National College for Teaching & Leadership; and advising and advocating at all levels of Tribunal in respect to Special Educational Needs and Disability Discrimination matters.


Ben was previously a Director of a small self-start business enterprise


  • Employment Law Bar Association - member
  • Enthuse Visual Media Ltd - director


  • Fully qualified Barrister - September 2011
  • MA (Cantab)
  • Bar Vocational Course – called to the bar October 2008
  • LLB
  • Graduate Diploma - Law
  • BA (Hons) - Theology

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Browne Jacobson LLP 'has a very distinguished, and highly capable set of professional discipline practitioners'. The practice is the sole legal provider to the Teaching Regulation Agency; it also regularly advises NHS England on regulatory matters relating to the Performers Lists (PL) and has conducted a number of PL matters that have been before the First Tier or Upper Tribunals. It acted for the National College for Teaching and Leadership in the prosecution of a teacher for making homophobic remarks in front of a number of vulnerable pupils. Nottingham-based Fiona Butler is lead partner for a number of the firm’s professional disciplinary clients; Ros Foster in London has substantial experience in the disciplinary sphere; and barrister Ben Bentley is 'a class act who is wise beyond his years and who has an easy and natural manner in and out of the hearing room that ensures good relationships, while trust is built with defence teams and panels alike'. The associates to note are Louisa Atkin, who is 'an outstanding, balanced lawyer', the 'very experienced and safe pair of hands' Ian Perkins, and Samantha Paxman. Gerard Hanratty joined in Manchester from Capsticks LLP.

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