Ben Hubble KC > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RJ
England

Living Wage

Position

Ben is a specialist in professional liability, regulatory and disciplinary and commercial work. Much of his work involves claims or enforcement proceedings against accountants, actuaries, auditors, directors, finance professionals and lawyers following on from corporate collapse and breakdowns of corporate governance. In addition, Ben concentrates on general commercial litigation, arbitrations, banking, insurance (particularly coverage disputes) and claims arising from the pensions industry. He is appointed as a Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Career

Qualified 1992, Middle Temple; Silk 2009; Bencher of Middle Temple 2018.

Memberships

Former chairman of the Professional Negligence Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Wellington College, Berks; Oxford (1990 BA Hons 2(1)); City University (1991 Conversion Course).

Leisure

Football, skiing, family.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Ben Hubble KC4 New SquareBen has a number of strengths. He always prepares thoroughly, he deals with insureds facing potentially ruinous claims with tact and consideration, and he is an excellent team player.

London Bar > Pensions

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Ben Hubble KC4 New Square ‘Very bright, commercially astute, and a good team player.’

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Ben Hubble KC4 New SquareBen is one of the most user friendly members of the Bar, a true team player. He has a superb brain and his work ethic is second to none. His judgement on all matters related to accountants regulatory matters is excellent.

With ‘excellent strength in depth in the field of professional liability and regulationthe practitioners at 4 New Square handle a range of work in a range of white-collar professions crossing over with its professional negligence expertise. Focusing on the financial and legal spheres, Ben Hubble KC represents the solicitor in Davies v Greene, a high-profile “private prosecution” against the former President of the Law Society before the SDT, who the claimant alleges to have misled the court. Achieving a suspension instead of disbarment, Graeme McPherson KC acted for a barrister in BSB v Wareing, concerning multiple charges for dishonesty including making a false statement to an employment judge. In addition, Helen Evans KC – a 2022 Silk appointment – is representing Peter Meehan, the KPMG partner responsible for Carillion’s audit previous to its collapse, in a dispute surrounding allegations the audit involved forged documentation intended to deceive FRC officials.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Ben Hubble KC4 New SquareBen is undoubtedly at the top of the tree when it comes to professional indemnity and regulatory work. His attention to detail and clarity of thinking is second to none. He never misses a point and is always two steps ahead of those around him, which is reflected in his methodical and measured advocacy. He also has an extremely reassuring and calming manner to which clients warm instantly.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Ben Hubble KC4 New SquareGreat to have on your side, really feels like he has your back.  Wonderfully calm.  When he makes his submissions you are in no doubt that he is right.’