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About Ben

I am an Senior associate solicitor in our Commercial dispute resolution team, as well as being the co-head and co-founder of our Sports Law sector group.

I assist clients with all manner of commercial disputes, including: complex contractual disputes, boardroom / shareholder disputes and debt recovery. I have over 12 years’ experience in the latter, having assisted clients across numerous sectors in recovering their trade debts. Much of my work involves a cross-board element.

I assist and advise my clients throughout all stages of their commercial disputes or debt recovery claims, from preliminary advice and pre-action steps through to the enforcement of judgments.

I also regularly advise and assist clients with issuing compulsory liquidation proceedings (winding-up and bankruptcy) against debtors.

My experience enables me to provide commercially sensible advice to my clients, including on how best to utilise Alternative Dispute Resolution. However, if a claim is disputed I can guide my clients through the court process all the way to trial.

As co-head and co-founder of the Sports Law sector group, I have experience in advising clients in the sports sector with their disputes. This can include matters such as those described above but also regulatory / disciplinary proceedings.

Specialisms

  • Contractual disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Sports disputes and sporting governing body disciplinary proceedings
  • Cross-border disputes / enforcement

Recent highlights

  • Acting for a creditor client based in the USA in respect of a multi-million dollar debt owed to it by a debtor company registered in England & Wales. Presenting a winding-up petition against the debtor company, which was the parent company of a complex multi-national corporate structure and the proprietor of high-value intellectual property rights. Guiding the client throughout the process, including an attempt by the debtor company to enter administration. The company was ultimately wound-up as a result of our client’s winding-up petition, resulting in our client being in a position to appoint a liquidator of its choosing.
  • Representing a serial entrepreneur client in a claim against him arising from one of his liquidated companies, whereby the claimants sought to recover damages of over £1 million due to an alleged breach of our client’s duties as director. Following extensive negotiations on behalf of my client, a significant discount to the damages to be paid was secured.
  • Assisting a client operating in the sporting sector with the recovery of c.£200,000 paid for the purchase of goods from a well-known sports brand, following a failure of the supplier to deliver the goods purchased.
  • Presenting a bankruptcy petition for a client based in Guernsey and guiding the client through the process when the when the debtor opposed the petition.
  • Representing a coach and business owner within the sports sector in defending disciplinary proceedings brought against the client by the applicable sporting governing body (lead by Daniel Baker).
  • Advising an international client in respect of the enforcement of a foreign judgment in the courts of England & Wales.

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