With a background in electrical and mechanical construction and operations in the resources and energy sector, Ben was first admitted as a legal practitioner in 1994 after completing five-year Articles training whilst working full time in legal practice.
After a further five years as a solicitor involved in a wide variety of commercial and insurance litigation, Ben was first called to the Brisbane Bar in Queensland in 1999.
Since then, Ben has a developed a busy practice at the Bar providing down to earth, accurate and commercially practical advice, advocacy. He works collaboratively with instructing lawyers and clients in a variety of commercial and insurance litigation with special interests involving legal issues in:
- body corporate disputes;
- construction & engineering;
- energy & resources sectors;
- infrastructure and property development; and
Ben’s practice includes representing medium to large scale construction companies, resource companies, insolvency practitioners, SME’s in State and Federal courts and tribunals, as well as in many mediations and other ADR processes. Ben has a particular interest in Arbitrations.
Ben is a Fellow and current Director of the Commerical Law Association of Australia (CLA) and the founding Chairman of the current Queensland State Committee of the CLA.
Ben is also an active member of a number of relevant professional associations including AILA, ER Law, ARITA, BDPS, CIArb and SoCLA.