Benjamin John > Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC
Maitland Chambers

Living Wage


All aspects of commercial and commercial chancery litigation and arbitration, including general commercial disputes (contractual or otherwise), civil fraud and asset tracing, banking, company matters (including insolvency), claims against fiduciaries and trustees, and property disputes. Much of Ben’s work has a major international dimension and he has considerable experience of jurisdictional issues, worldwide freezing injunctions and associated relief, dealing with substantive foreign law points, the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in the UK and the interaction of proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. Ben also has considerable experience of litigation involving sovereign states.


Called 2002; Inner Temple (Duke of Edinburgh Scholar; Major Scholar and then Princess Royal Scholar).


COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; FSLA.


University College, Oxford (Chemistry, Double First); City University, London (GDL, Distinction, 3VB Prize for best overall performance); Inns of Court School of Law, London (BVC, Outstanding, Barstow Prize Scholarship).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Benjamin JohnMaitland ChambersVery clever and diligent – approachable and works well with different members of the team and of differing seniorities and experience.

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Benjamin JohnMaitland ChambersVery clever and diligent.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Benjamin JohnMaitland ChambersThorough and detailed in approach; intellectually rigorous and gets to grips with the detail.

Maitland Chambers is a ‘fabulous set‘ with ‘a raft of excellent Counsel at all levels, but particularly mid to senior juniors‘. Clients have appreciated how the chambers is ‘good at keeping in touch with their instructing solicitors and they run a very good seminar (now webinar) programme‘ and overall ‘the set has been fantastic, even during Covid‘. Key cases include United Company Rusal PLC v Crispian Investments Limited and Whiteleave Holdings Limited in which a team of five members, including Christopher Pymont QC, David Mumford QC and Watson Pringle are representing United Company Rusal. Pymont is also leading Benjamin John in Tugushev v Orlov.