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 HillAn excellent, very hard-working junior.

A powerhouse of criminal advocacy‘, 6KBW College Hill is well known as ‘a premier division prosecution set‘ with ‘first-class counsel‘, but is also noted for its capabilities in handling defence instructions. Terrorism cases remain prominent in the team’s caseload; Duncan Penny QC successfully prosecuted Hashem Abedi, who was convicted of 22 counts of murder in respect of the bombing at the Manchester Arena in 2017. In another matter, Duncan Atkinson QC and Ben Lloyd acted for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the prosecution of Stephen Waterson and Adrian Hoare following the death of Hoare’s three-year-old son from asphyxiation, allegedly due to being crushed by Waterson’s car seat; Waterson was convicted of manslaughter, while Hoare received a two-year sentence for child cruelty. Also of note, Alistair Richardson, unled, prosecuted Tristan Morgan, a neo-Nazi who attempted to burn down Exeter Synagogue. Dorian Lovell-Pank QC retired from practice in January 2020.

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Ben Lloyd6KBW College HillBen is one of the best junior barristers at the extradition bar. A formidable opponent in court. Responsive and has great knowledge .

Extradition cases form a core area of 6KBW College Hill‘s expertise, while the set also reports growth in instructions pertaining to international crime. Of recent note, the ‘formidable‘ Ben Lloyd is acting as junior counsel for Banmeet Singh in a request for Singh’s extradition back to the USA concerning charges of an alleged conspiracy to import drugs into the country via a dark web network. Meanwhile, ‘calm, measured and knowledgeable‘ Adam Payter is advising Shane Looker, a British citizen, on his proposed extradition from Spain to Thailand for the alleged murder of a sex worker. A ‘titan of the criminal bar‘, David Perry QC  is, for some, the number one choice for the most difficult legal challenges.