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Farrer & Co | Ben Longworth, Partner

Practice areas

  • Dispute Resolution

Ben is an experienced commercial litigator who advises businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of complex contentious matters. He 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.

Ben’s expertise includes commercial contract disputes, professional negligence claims, post M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, civil fraud and claims arising out of breaches of directors’ duties and restrictive covenants.

Ben has extensive experience of resolving disputes through negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. He frequently advises on cases in the Court of Appeal and the High Court, including making and responding to applications for injunctive relief.

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

Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2008.


  • Ben was recognised in the 2017 and 2018 Legal 500 guides for commercial litigation. 

  • Ben is Chairman of the Civil Litigation Sub-Committee of Westminster & Holborn Law Society. He is also a member of London Solicitors' Litigation Association and Association Internationale de Jeunes Avocats. He frequently writes and speaks on litigation issues.

    Ben speaks fluent French.

    • 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)

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