Ben Longworth

Senior Associate

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 has experience of all stages of the litigation process, from initial pre-action advice up to trial, and of alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation.

Ben has particular experience of claims against banks and fund managers for negligent investment advice and of the complex issues surrounding the quantification of damages in those claims. He has also advised on a number of disputes involving breaches of directors' fiduciary duties and restrictive covenants and allegations of misuse of confidential information, including applications for injunctive relief.

Reported cases:

  • 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)


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Who we help

Ben is a member of the 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 Longworth

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7544

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Trained at Farrer & Co; qualified as a solicitor in September 2008 and became an Associate in 2012.


Bristol University and The College of Law, Guildford.


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