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Ben is an experienced commercial litigator who advises businesses and high net worth individuals on resolving a wide range of complex contentious matters.

Ben works closely with his clients to help them understand the strength of their legal position and to devise strategies to achieve the best possible outcome.

Commercial contract disputes are at the heart of Ben’s practice. He has a particular interest in the retail, manufacturing and hospitality sectors and the range of contracts common in those sectors. Ben has a significant civil fraud practice, advising companies and high net worth individuals on issues arising from allegations of fraud and the recovery of assets. He also regularly advises on professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes, post M&A disputes and claims arising out of breaches of directors’ duties and restrictive covenants.

Ben has extensive experience of litigation, including making and responding to applications for injunctive relief, and of resolving disputes through negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. He advises on cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal as well as in other jurisdictions such as the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts.

Clients value Ben’s responsiveness and his pragmatic and commercial approach.

Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and became a partner in 2018.


“Ben Longworth particularly impresses, providing robust and commercial advice, and taking great care to investigate the factual matrix underlying the claim. Unreservedly recommended.” (Legal 500 2024)

"Ben Longworth – extremely experienced and effective in dealing with insurance topics." (Legal 500 2021)

Ben has been recognised in the Legal 500 guide for commercial litigation since 2017 and was named a Next Generation Partner in 2020. He is also recognised in the Legal 500 guide for Civil Fraud and for Education: Schools.

Ben Longworth is knowledgeable, practical and tremendously easy to work with”. Client, (Legal 500 2020)

Memberships & Accolades

Ben is a committee member of the London Commercial Litigators’ Forum. He is a member of the London Solicitors’ Litigation Association and the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats. He frequently writes and speaks on litigation issues.

Ben speaks fluent French.

Reported Cases

  • Iain Barker v Baxendale-Walker [2018] EWHC 2518 (Ch)
  • Iain Barker v Paul Baxendale-Walker & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 2056
  • 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)


From Montgomery to Baxendale-Walker - a professional's duty to warn of risks, Trusts & Trustees, Volume 24, Issue 10, December 2018

"Off the Record" But Not Off the Hook: The Supreme Court Criticises HMRC for Disclosure of Confidential Information to the Press, as written for and published in Entertainment Law Review, February 2017.

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