Ben Lloyd > Chambers of Simon Denison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill
21 COLLEGE HILL
LONDON
EC4R 2RP
England

Position

Ben is a highly experienced Junior who practises in all aspects of criminal and quasi-criminal litigation. He is also a specialist in extradition proceedings. Ben has conducted cases at all levels, including twice before the Supreme Court. He is extremely thorough and well prepared. His written work is of the highest quality. Ben has a great deal of experience of dealing with difficult cases, often involving vulnerable clients and witnesses. He is a modern barrister: unflappable and unassuming in his approach and is an extremely effective advocate.

Recent cases include: HH and PH v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa and F-K v Polish Judicial Authority (the leading authorities on the application of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in extradition proceedings); Re A (instructed by the FTSE 100 company in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption).

Career

Called 2004. Attorney General’s Panel for Civil Litigation (List C); Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor (Grade 3); Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel (List B).

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association; Extradition Lawyers’ Association.

Education

University of Warwick, LLB (Hons), LLM.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Ben Lloyd6KBW College HillBen is an extremely diligent and hard working junior, whose advanced preparation and attention to detail is second to none. His paper work, especially in relation to legal arguments, is cogent and clear. His advocacy is punchy and persuasive. His interaction with others both in his own team and with opponents is also engaged and engaging. HIs recent appointment as junior treasury counsel is appropriate recognition of both his talent and potential.

A first class top-quality set‘ with ‘strength at all levels from junior to QC‘, 6KBW College Hill is highly regarded for its established track record in prosecution work. Alison Morgan QC and Ben Lloyd appeared for the prosecution in R v Khairi Saadallah, in which the defendant was sentenced to a whole life order – one of the first to be issued since the resumption of jury trials  – after being convicted of the murder of three men and the attempted murder of three more in a Reading park in June 2020. In another high-profile case, Duncan Atkinson QC successfully prosecuted Mohiussunnath Chowdhury and his sister Sneha Chowdhury for preparing acts of terrorism; Mohiussunnath had formerly been convicted of an act of terrorism after he attacked police officers with a samurai sword in front of Buckingham Palace in 2017. In recent news, Dan Pawson-Pounds moved to Walnut House on the Western circuit, and Sarah Whitehouse QC (as was) has been appointed to the circuit bench.

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Ben Lloyd6KBW College HillBen is one in a million. Steely but empathetic. Calm with demanding clients. Creative but realistic.

6KBW College Hill has ‘great strength and depth‘ and ‘remains very strong in the field‘ of extradition law, a core strength of the practice. Ben Lloyd ‘is one in a million‘ and has a well-balanced prosecution and defence practice, where he acts for requesting states and individual defendants. Jonathan Hall QC is instructed by the CPS in the case of a Latvian man sought for robbery offences for which he was convicted in 2014, with at issue if Latvian prosecutors constitute “judicial authorities” for the purposes of European Arrest Warrants.