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Ben is an Associate at Keidan Harrison LLP, having joined the firm in November 2021. Ben trained at Brecher LLP where he qualified into their commercial disputes team as a solicitor in 2020. During his training contract he spent a year focussing on commercial litigation.
Ben’s experience encompasses a variety of general commercial litigation and arbitration, civil fraud, banking and insolvency disputes, acting for clients including HNW individuals, groups of investors, shareholders, banks, funders and insolvency practitioners. Ben has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and is familiar with applying for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. Often the matters that Ben has been involved in have an international dimension to them with particular experience in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the USA.
Recent work of note has included the High Court’s decision in Deutsche Bank AG –v- (1) Sebastian Holdings Inc (2) Mr Alexander Vik  EWHC 3536 (Comm) concerning committal applications and the strict procedural requirements which parties have to comply with when making allegations of contempt and the effect of the new CPR Part 81.
In addition, Ben has been involved in advising tech companies in respect of breach of confidence and breach of warranty claims arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ben also has significant experience relating to cost proceedings having been involved in what is thought to be the largest detailed assessment to come before the Senior Courts Cost Office. The costs claimed were in excess of £53 million.
Ben is familiar with ADR, including mediation and without prejudice negotiations. Ben is also familiar with arbitration having been involved in a large product liability arbitration on behalf of a group of individuals.