Having graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 1993 after 5 years articles in North Queensland, Ben practised as a litigation lawyer from 1994 before being first called to the Bar in 1999.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws majoring in commercial law. He practises in all aspects of commercial and insurance litigation, with special interests in matters involving technology, engineering and construction issues, consistent with Ben’s history before being called to the law. Ben provides down to earth, practical and effective advice and advocacy in collaboration with instructing solicitors and in-house counsel in all types of commercial and insurance litigation.
Having practised both as a solicitor and as a barrister Ben has gained considerable practical experience in representing companies, business and individuals in mediations and in interlocutory, trial and appeal hearings in all levels of State and Federal courts.
Ben is a Fellow of the Commercial Law Association of Australia, the Australian Restructuring and Insolvency Turnaround Association, the Australian Insurance Law Association, the Society of Construction Law of Australia, the Building Dispute Practitioners Society, and an interstate member of the Melbourne Technology Engineering and Construction Chambers.
Ben has presented for the Queensland Bar Practice course, the QUT Legal Practice course and Queensland Law Society seminars, chaired LexisNexis seminars and judged Griffith University evidence law moots, and regularly mentors students and junior barristers.