Specialism & expertise
Ben is described by clients as exceeding expectations, being flexible, relaxed but professional.
Ben advises on all aspects of employment law and has particular sector specialism in the care sector. He acts for a number of care homes and domiciliary care providers and he regularly contributes articles to Caring UK Magazine commenting on employment issues affecting care homes.
Ben regularly advises clients in bringing and defending employment tribunal claims. He is a pragmatic, commercial lawyer and applies these attributes when conducting litigation so that he achieves the best results for his clients. Ben provides advice and support to HR managers and directors in relation to handling day-to-day workplace issues, including dealing with difficult grievances, complex disciplinary cases, performance management issues, business reorganisation and redundancy situations.
Client stories & examples of work
Recent examples of Ben's work include:
- Defending a care home operator in the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal in relation to claims for unfair dismissal, race and sex discrimination and whistleblowing
- Advising an employer who had been threatened with injunctive relief for alleged conspiracy and breach of confidence in relation to several employees who had moved from a competitor
- Successfully negotiating the settlement of employment tribunal claims for unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and failure to pay the national minimum wage for an employer for just £50
- Acting on behalf of an incoming contractor in successfully disputing that a senior and highly remunerated employee of the outgoing contractor would transfer to it under the TUPE Regulations.
Types of client
Ben acts for employers of all sizes from start-up companies to PLCs and UK subsidiaries of global corporations. He also acts for senior managers and executives on exit arrangements including settlement agreements and post-termination restrictions.
Ben graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in law and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at BPP London. Having successfully completed his training contract with Thomson Snell & Passmore, Ben joined the Employment team in September 2009.
Ben is an ACAS accredited internal workplace mediator and part of the firm’s collaborative employment law service, which offers an alternative way to resolve workplace disputes and workplace mediation without having to go to tribunal.