Ben Longworth

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)

 

Articles Ben has written include:

  • Out of the shadows, Funding for Independent Schools, October 2013
  • “No one to blame but yourself” – service of proceedings on company directors, Disputes Briefing, April 2014
  • Case notes on Shepherd v. Fox Williams LLP and Ors. E-Commerce Law Reports, June 2014

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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Related Briefings

08 September 2014 Questions of Capacity Adam Carvalho
22 August 2014 Shepherd v. Fox Williams LLP and others Ben Longworth
19 August 2014 Inn the Field of Play - August 2014 Udo Onwere
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Ben Longworth

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7544
Email:  
ben.longworth@farrer.co.uk
Secretary: 
stephanie.ryan@farrer.co.uk

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Career

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

Education

Bristol University and The College of Law, Guildford.

Memberships

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