Ben Gordon > Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC
Furnival Chambers
32 FURNIVAL STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1JQ
England

Work Department

Serious Crime

Position

Since joining Furnival chambers as a first-six pupil in 2006, Ben has developed a busy and successful defence practice at every level of the criminal justice system. Whilst specialising in serious crime, Ben also has extensive experience practising in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings (professional misconduct). 
As leading and junior counsel, Ben has successfully defended his clients in matters ranging from murder and serious violence to organised crime, drug importation, money laundering, firearms, causing death by driving, misconduct in public office, complex fraud and sexual offences and has successfully appealed against wrongful convictions and excessive sentences.

Career

Following completion of the bar vocational course, Ben worked as a paralegal at David Phillips & Partners in central London before accepting pupillage at Furnival chambers.

Languages

English & Spanish

Memberships

Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Criminal Bar Association and the South-eastern Circuit.

Education

Westminster School, Edinburgh University and BPP Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Ben GordonFurnival ChambersFearless and robust; a junior with charm and flair. A fearless defender who is able to win the trust of his client. Always willing to go the extra mile. Excels at jury advocacy, with a understated and effective style.

Furnival Chambers is ‘a very solid criminal set‘ with ‘talented individuals‘, who mostly defend but also handle complex prosecution cases. Stephen Moses QC and Ben Gordon represented two police officers who were accused of the gross negligence manslaughter after a female prisoner died by suicide whilst they were on duty; both defendants were acquitted. On the prosecution side, Shannon Revel was instructed as junior counsel by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute seven members of the Hell’s Angels and Red Devils motorcycle clubs in Slough for the premeditated attack on a rival club; all defendants were convicted. In 2020, Frida Hussain QC took silk.