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About Ben

I specialise in advising independent schools and other charities on wide ranging areas of education law, with particular focus on reputation issues, pastoral, safeguarding, historic abuse allegations, SEN, exclusions, parent/pupil complaints, data protection, parent contracts, admissions and staff matters of all types.

I have written and spoken widely on issues facing the independent schools sector, providing comment in The Times, The Guardian, The Lawyer and Law Society’s Gazette and at the national conferences and training programmes for the various associations that support independent schools including BSA, ISBA, HMC, IAPS and AGBIS.

I live with my wife and three children in West Sussex. I have been a devoted surfer since my childhood and I love to spend as much of my free time as possible in the sea and walking our pointers with my family.



  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Institute of Directors
  • Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship

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