Ben Rich

Ben Rich

"An incredible advocate. He is practical and persuasive, and his cross-examination skills are fantastic."

Legal 500 UK 2024
Year of call: 2010
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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”.

He practices in Professional Discipline and Inquests. 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:

“Brilliant to work with, calm and patient, and a very effective advocate who achieves great results.” “Very pleasant to work with; he’s abundantly helpful and generous with his time. I’m always very impressed by his cross-examination, which is scrupulous yet fair.” and “Always enthusiastic and eager to discuss cases to provide tailored advice. Ben is trusted counsel among our clients and has been instructed in some of the most voluminous cases this year.” – Chambers UK 2024 (Professional Discipline)

“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

“He is very well prepared and provides very clear advice. Skilfully pre-empts issues and provides workable solutions. Provides updates at appropriate junctures and is highly responsive.” “A sharp mind, brilliant communicator and trusted counsel.” “A very thoughtful barrister who is highly accurate. He has immense attention to detail and is easy to work with.” – Chambers UK 2022

“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

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