Imran Benson > Hailsham Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hailsham Chambers
CHAMBERS OF JULIAN PICTON KC
4 PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
EC4Y 7EX
England

Position

Imran is an experienced litigator who is well known for a robust but charming style of advocacy and excellent client service. He specialises in professional liability, commercial litigation, costs, insurance disputes, cyber law and disciplinary and regulatory controversies. He appears in domestic and foreign courts, before various regulators and a range of arbitration tribunals. He gives clear and straightforward advice even in the most complex and nuanced of cases.

He is ranked in the legal directories for both professional negligence and costs and is instructed by national, City and international law firms, as well as institutional clients and HNW individuals.

Imran is willing to consider direct public access instructions in appropriate cases.

Career

Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple 2004; Chancery Bar Lodge Essay Prize 2004; called 2005, Middle Temple; Middle Temple Estates Committee 2013 to date.

Memberships

PNBA; PIBA; London Commercial Law and Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Sutton Grammar School for Boys; Bristol University (2004 LLB); BPP (2005 BVC – very competent).

Leisure

Running, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Imran BensonHailsham ChambersImran has exceptional knowledge of costs law and is an adept advocate who has a natural demeanour in the court room.

Hailsham Chambers is a key set for costs matters, its group of barristers at the forefront of developments in the law and practice in this area. Members have been involved in important costs decisions at the Court of Appeal, one highlight being 2020 silk Jamie Carpenter KC acting for the latter party in Langer v McKeown, in which the Court of Appeal considered for the first time whether, at the conclusion of a trial of preliminary issues, a Calderbank offer which relates to the entire claim should be treated in the same way as a Part 36 offer. High-value solicitor client disputes have also been a feature highlight at chambers with Carpenter on the opposite side to experienced costs silk Alexander Hutton KC in Privinvest v Quinn Emanuel, Hutton acting for the former, in its application for detailed assessment for £14m of costs, which was settled in November 2021. Andrew Post KC practices in costs and criminal negligence, often acting where points of principle arise in large scale litigation, and on appeals where there are issues of wider significance. A particularly strong crop of juniors includes non-contentious costs specialist Mark Friston; senior junior Dan StaceyJoshua Munro, who has experience in costs disputes at the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court; and Imran Benson, who was appointed a Deputy Costs Judge at the Senior Courts Costs Office in August 2021.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Imran BensonHailsham Chambers ‘Imran is bright, very commercially minded in his approach, user friendly and a pleasure to work with.’