Mr Ben Collins > Chambers of Mark Sutton QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Sutton QC
Old Square Chambers
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Work Department

Employment, clinical negligence, personal injury and professional regulatory & discipline.


High-profile practice in an unusually wide range of fields: major cases in employment, clinical negligence, regulatory, PI, public law and human rights. Particular expertise in the health sector, with huge experience of representing healthcare professionals and employers in employment, regulatory, disciplinary and civil proceedings. Appears regularly in High Court and tribunals in public sector and large commercial employment disputes. Major practice in very high value clinical negligence, personal injury, inquests and associated public law and human rights challenges. Leading expert in criminal injuries compensation. Extensive experience in military claims. Notable cases (over 25 reported in last 5 years) include: R (DSD) v Parole Board [2018] HRLR 12 (challenge to John Worboys release); Gilham v MOJ [2018] ICR 827 (employment status of judges); Y v FTT [2017] 4 WLR 60 (status of unborn child); Wasteney v ELFT [2016] ICR 643 (religious discrimination); Child Soldiers v MOD [2016] 1 WLR 1062 (age discrimination in Army); CP v FTT [2015] QB 459 (criminalisation of drinking in pregnancy); a series of claims arising from injuries of utmost severity.


Called (MT) 1996, QC 2016. Recorder. Special Advocate. Attorney-General’s A Panel (before taking silk). IPC Anti-doping adjudicator. Called to Bar of Northern Ireland.


Contributing Editor to ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’ (Informa). Consultant Editor to ‘Criminal Injuries Compensation’ (OUP)


ELA, PNBA, PIBA, ARDL, ELBA, Justice, Liberty.


Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry and Queens’ College Cambridge.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury - Leading Silks -

Ben Collins QC

Old Square Chambers

Very good with clients and technically strong.

The ‘impressiveOld Square Chambers is an ‘excellent choice‘ in the personal injury market. The set has a longstanding reputation in successfully acting for claimants but has recently built a significant defendant presence. Members, particularly juniors, are highly-regarded for bringing ‘different strengths to the table‘. Paul Rose QC has extensive experience of acting for severely injured service personnel, which is also an area of expertise for Ben Collins QC, one of the leading experts on the law of criminal injuries compensation. Charles Woodhouse is noted for his proven track record acting for defendants in chronic pain and mild traumatic brain injury claims.

London Bar > Employment

Within: Leading Silks -

Ben Collins QC

Old Square Chambers

His advocacy is always perfectly paced and structured, easy to follow but forensic in detail.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

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Ben Collins QC

Old Square Chambers

He has a very detailed and analytical approach to the evidence.

The ‘impressiveOld Square Chambers is well-established in the clinical negligence field and members are instructed in a wide ranger of cases for both defendants and claimants. Ben Collins QC successfully represented the claimant in Asante v Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, a complex claim for inadequate management of sickle cell anaemia.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Silks -

Ben Collins QC

Old Square Chambers

Trusted by the GLD with high-profile cases.