Ben Rich

Ben Rich

"The most organised barrister we work with: he makes life much easier for his instructing solicitors. He is an advocate who is up for a fight, will not intimidated by more senior counsel and delivers brilliant results."

Chambers UK 2020
Year of call: 2010
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Ben Rich is ranked in Chambers & Partners as a leader in the field of Professional Discipline. The latest edition describes him as “Excellent both on his feet and with clients. He has a gently persuasive style of advocacy and a very natural personal touch. Clients warm to him instantly.”

Ben came to Chambers in September 2010 and was invited to become a member in April 2012, following the successful completion of his pupillage. He now appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Crown Court and Magistrates’ Courts. He also practises in Professional Discipline, Health and Safety and inquests.

Before being called to the Bar, Ben had a substantial career as a radio and television journalist at the BBC. He worked for six years as an editor on BBC2’s Newsnight, and ended up as Deputy Editor of the Six and Ten O’clock News on BBC1. In 2003 he won two awards for ‘Blair on Iraq: A Newsnight Special’: a one hour programme on BBC2 in which the then Prime Minister faced an audience opposed to the conflict shortly before the fighting began.

Ben accepts Direct Access instructions.

What Others Say:

“Operates in a very skilled manner and demonstrates a great deal of ability.” – Chambers UK 2018

“Professional and pragmatic, with thorough questioning of witnesses.” – Chambers UK 2018

“Thorough, knowledgeable and great at keeping his clients informed.” – Chambers UK 2017

“Ben is a very calm, wise lawyer who has a proven track record of allaying the fears of clients, enabling them to engage in proceedings effectively.” – Chambers UK 2017

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