Ben Harding


Ben Harding

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young
Rory Davis


 

"He is an exceptional intellect and a skilled advocate."

Chambers UK

Profile

Ben joined chambers in April 2008 after pupillage at 8 King Street Chambers, Manchester.

Ben practises in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution and in a range of chancery and insolvency work, with strong specialisms in the areas set out below.  He undertakes drafting, advisory and advocacy work in equal measures.  He regularly appears across the Northern, North-Eastern and Midlands Circuits and in London.  He is increasingly instructed to handle multi-day trials and applications in the County Court and specialist District Registries.

Ben approaches every instruction with intellectual rigour, attention to detail, commercial pragmatism and speed.  His attitude is that cases are won on the facts and lost on the law, so that it is essential to identify and analyse the key issues early to achieve the best result for his client.  He is also aware of the ever-pressing need to give a firm, clear view on prospects, for the benefit of client and insurer/funder.

Ben acts predominantly as sole Counsel and has been led by chambers’ silks on a number of occasions.   His clients span the range from large corporations and institutions to private individuals; and the subject matter ranges from multi-million pound claims to his client’s home.  


Year of Call: 2005

  

Areas of Expertise
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Chancery
  • Professional Negligence
  • Construction
 
Memberships

Northern Commercial Bar Association (committee member since 2015)

Chancery Bar Association

Northern Chancery Bar Association

British Irish Commercial Bar Association

 

Publications

Seminars

-  The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – NCCBA seminar September 2015

-    “Professional negligence – Jackson and the litigator” – Kings Chambers conference series 2014

-    Third party costs orders, including orders against legal representatives – in-house seminar September 2013 for Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

 

Qualifications and awards

BA (Hons) Literae Humaniores – first class (Balliol College Oxford)

GDL (City University, London)

BVC (BPP Law School, London)

Major Scholar (Inner Temple)

 

Recommendations

"He is an exceptional intellect and a skilled advocate." - Chambers UK 2015

"He is as bright as a button; he has a great delivery and a good courtroom presence."- Chambers UK 2014


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