Ben Rich is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading junior in the fields of Professional Discipline and Inquests & Inquiries. He is described in Legal 500 as working with “impeccable attention to detail” and in Chambers and Partners as “an advocate who is up for a fight, will not be intimidated by more senior counsel and delivers brilliant results”.
In addition to Professional Discipline he practices in Inquests, Crime and Health and Safety. He appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Crown Court and a wide variety of tribunals including the MPTS, GDC, GOC and RICS.
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.
Ben accepts Direct Access instructions.
What Others Say:
“He is very astute and simply terrific to work with.” and “He goes the extra mile to cover all areas and to advise his clients on all aspects of the case. He is very analytical and looks at matters from all angles.” – Chambers UK 2023
“Ben is a confident advocate, with extensive experience. He is a knowledgeable, pragmatic and calm advocate and reassuringly guides clients through difficult proceedings whilst putting them at ease.” – Legal 500 UK 2023
“Very focused on his cases, particularly accurate with his delivery of case law, and clear and consistent in his approach. Solicitors have been impressed by how he handles clients, remains calm in complex situations, and delivers well-thought out arguments and effective cross-examination.” – Legal 500 UK 2022
“He works with impeccable attention to detail and engages in rigorous case preparation – well- prepared, dependable and responsive” – Legal 500 UK 2021
“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
“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