Ben Longworth

Senior Associate

Ben Longworth

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Career

Ben trained at Farrer & Co; qualified as an associate in September 2008 and became a Senior Associate in 2015.

Education

Bristol University and The College of Law, Guildford.

Memberships

Association International des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), London Solicitors Litigation Association

Ben advises corporate clients, institutions and individuals on a wide range of contentious matters. His practice includes disputes arising out of commercial contracts and employment relationships, professional negligence, civil fraud and judicial review. He supports clients through all stages of the litigation process, from initial pre-action advice up to trial, including alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation.

Ben's recent experience includes:

  • advising a large international business on significant civil fraud claims against a number of sub-contractors and their former employees;
  • acting for a successful entrepreneur on a high-value professional negligence claim against a former solicitor;
  • acting for a private bank on the enforcement of security over a prime residential property;
  • dealing with significant High Court employment disputes involving breaches of directors' fiduciary duties, large scale team moves and the misuse of confidential information;
  • running a complex claim against a fund manager for negligent investment advice; and
  • advising a number of independent schools on contractual claims and disputes with parents.

Ben speaks fluent French.

Reported cases:

  • Iain Barker v Paul Baxendale-Walker & Anor [2016] EWHC 664 (Ch)
  • R (on the application of The Church Commissioners for England v Hampshire County Council & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 634
  • Merchantbridge & Co Ltd & Anor v Safron General Partner 1 Ltd [2011] (Comm)
  • BMS Associates Limited and Ors v C J Coleman & Co Ltd and Ors [2009] EWHC 1792 (QB)

 

Articles Ben has written include:

Who we help

Ben is a member of the firm's Schools Group and advises schools on a range of contentious matters including contractual disputes, parent disputes and claims arising out of allegations of historic sexual abuse.

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Ben advises entrepreneurial businesses on a wide variety of contentious matters, including contractual disputes, debt recovery and the protection of confidential information.

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