Benjamin Phelps > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England > Lawyer Profile

2 Temple Gardens

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution
Insurance & Reinsurance
Private International Law
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Travel and Jurisdiction


Ben practises across the full range of chambers’ core areas with a particular emphasis on private international law, travel and jurisdiction, commercial and employment litigation.


Call 2017, Gray’s Inn


Jesus College, Cambridge
University of Law

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

2 Temple Gardens is recognised for its expertise in jurisdiction in cross-border personal injury claims arising from accidents abroad, especially involving serious injuries or death. It also stands out for its expertise in international law. The team has been involved in leading cases recently. Charles Dougherty KC and Benjamin Phelps  work includes appearing in the Supreme Court in Roberts v SSAFA, MoD and Viersen for a German hospital in a claim brought on behalf of a child of a British soldier stationed in Germany who born with cerebral palsy as an alleged result of clinical negligence, with issues including the difference between the British and German limitation periods. Roger Harris  is acting for the German Hospital in relation to the clinical negligence side of the case. Marie Louise Kinsler KC, Howard Palmer KC, Alistair Mackenzie  and Phelps’ work includes appearing in the Supreme Court in Brownlie v FS Cairo, a case concerning the mechanics of cross-border personal injury claims such as if evidence on foreign law is required.