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Old Square Chambers

Chambers of Mark Sutton QC

10-11 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7269 0300
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 1387
DX:
1046 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oldsquare.co.uk
Bristol, London

Ben Collins QC

Tel:
Work 020 7269 0300
Email:
Old Square Chambers (Chambers of Mark Sutton QC)

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

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.

Publications:

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


Member

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

Education

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


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersHis strengths are liability, grasp of medicine and his advocacy.

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Employment

Within: Employment – Leading silks

Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersHe is excellent with clients and very approachable.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersHe has a breadth of knowledge, both technical and general, and gets to the heart of every matter.

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