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Ben Jones

Call: 2015

"Ben is a junior of choice. He has forensic research skills, combined with a can-do attitude and a creative intelligence – he will go far."

The Legal 500 2022

"He is good with clients and he spends time thinking through the issues and the risks." "He is technically on the ball, he reassures the clients, he is clear in his advocacy, and he is calm and collected."

Chambers & Partners 2022

Overview

Ben is recognised by The Legal 500 as a ‘Rising Star’ at the London Employment bar. He is described as an exceptionally intelligent barrister with forensic research skills’ who ‘can think outside the box” and as being intelligent, calm, and unruffled”.

Ben’s areas of expertise are:

  • Statutory employment matters (with a particular focus on discrimination and whistleblowing matters);
  • Internal processes and investigations (including conduct of complaints processes, grievances, disciplinary processes and appeals);
  • Professional disciplinary and regulatory hearings (and subsequent challenges before the courts);
  • Statutory appeals to the Upper Tribunal against decisions of the Disclosure and Barring Service; and
  • Commercial employment litigation (including restrictive covenants; minority/majority shareholder disputes; and other contractual claims brought before the civil courts).

Ben sits on the Management Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Academic Background

  • City University, Bar Professional Training Course 2014-2015 – Outstanding
  • Oxford University
    • Retained Lecturer in Law (Pembroke College) 2014-2015
    • Law Tutor (St Hugh’s College) 2013-2015
    • DPhil (Law Faculty) 2009-2013
  • Grays Inn 2014 – Lord Uthwatt scholar
  • Faculté Libre de Droit, Paris ­– Visiting Lecturer in Law 2013-2014
  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law 2008-2009 – Commendation
  • Cambridge University
    • MPhil in Sociology (Ethico-legal/biosciences focus) 2007-2008 – First class
    • MA in Natural Sciences (Biological/Biomedical sciences focus) 2004-2007 – 2.i class

Professional Recommendations

“Ben is a junior of choice. He has forensic research skills, combined with a can-do attitude and a creative intelligence – he will go far.”

The Legal 500 2022

“He is good with clients and he spends time thinking through the issues and the risks.” “He is technically on the ball, he reassures the clients, he is clear in his advocacy, and he is calm and collected.”

Chambers & Partners 2022

“Ben is an exceptionally intelligent barrister with forensic research skills. He displays a lively and creative intelligence in discussions about cases and can think outside the box when presented with new problems. I am certain that Ben will go far – he is a real star in the making.”

The Legal 500 2021

Expertise

Statutory Employment & Discrimination

Internal Processes

Professional Regulatory & Discipline

DBS Appeal

Commercial Employment (Employee Competition)


Recent and current work

Key contacts

Graham Smith

Deputy Senior Clerk
Graham Smith Telephone Clerk020 7269 0357 Email Clerk

Evie Cocker

Junior Team Leaders Assistant
Evie Cocker Telephone Clerk020 7269 0300 Email Clerk
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

or

Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532