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Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 6117
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0075
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365 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.5pb.co.uk
5 Paper Buildings (Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC), Miles Bennett, London, ENGLAND

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Miles Bennett

Tel:
Work 020 7583 6117
Email:
5 Paper Buildings (Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC)

Work Department

Consumer; crime – general; intellectual property.

Position

Miles has specialised for the last 20 years in consumer Law (criminal, regulatory and advisory) trade mark infringement, copyright theft, health and safety and inquests. As well as acting as leading junior counsel in large-scale consumer frauds he regularly appears in case stated, judicial review proceedings and the Court of Appeal in complex appellate work. Miles prosecutes for the OFT, numerous local authorities nationwide and private prosecution organisations such as FACT. Miles was leading junior counsel instructed on behalf of the OFT to prosecute the first ever Pyramid Promotional Scheme case in the UK under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPUTR’s) The case involved 11 defendants and a scheme involving thousands of participants in the South West of England. The scheme collapsed with losses of £21m. Miles defends major Plc’s in the retail sector, (in particular the supermarket sector) companies, directors and individuals. Miles was junior defence Counsel in R (Birmingham CC) v Tesco Stores Ltd a case involving the national prosecution of a major retailer over multi-million pound allegations of misleading commercial practices in the promotion and sale of strawberries. Miles is a contributing editor in Kirk and Lewin’s ‘Pink Book’, one of the leading practitioner text books on Consumer Law and is a regular speaker at the annual TSI conference. Miles has recently appeared as junior defence counsel in one of the few prosecutions for corporate manslaughter. He regularly appears at inquests and was recently instructed for a project managing company at an inquest into the deaths of four construction workers at Great Yarmouth.

Career

Called 1986; Inner Temple.

Member

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Education

Christs Hospital; Hull University (1985 LLB 2(1)).

Leisure

Shooting, music.


London Bar

Consumer

Within: Consumer – Leading juniors

Miles Bennett - 5 Paper BuildingsThe doyen of consumer law among leading juniors.

Within: Consumer

5 Paper Buildings is ‘a very capable set with some good junior talent’. The set’s ‘excellent advocates’ regularly prosecute for the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition and Markets Authority, as well as county councils and London boroughs. The standout case for the set has been Miles Bennett and Denis Barry’s work with the CMA on the possible prosecution of Volkswagen for its 2015 emissions scandal. In addition, five members have been representing the National Trading Standards board on taking action against ‘copycat’ government websites.

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