Ben Harrison

Head of Public Law

Ben is a Litigation and Public Law Solicitor specialising in Contract and Commercial disputes as well as claims of Professional Negligence from both a Claimant and Defendant perspective.

On the Public Law front, Ben has acted for respondents and participants to Independent Inquiries as well as Statutory Inquiries initiated by the Charity Commission.

Recent Reported & Important Cases

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

Acting for an institutional core participant to the Inquiry. This involved mastering a huge number of documents spanning half a century as well as preparing witness evidence, dealing with press issues and liaising with external, statutory agency partners. Click here to read more

The Trustees of the Ampleforth Abbey Trust v Turner & Townsend Project Management Limited [2012] EWHC 2137 (TCC)

Acting for the Trust with Milners’ Head of Litigation, Giles Ward, this was a large Construction and Professional Negligence claim which centred on a Project Manager’s liability for failing to procure a construction contract signed by the Contractor. Issues of unfair contract terms were also relevant to the dispute. 

Education and Achievements

2012 – Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors

2007 – Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Leeds Beckett University.

2006 – Law Degree with Honours from Leeds BeckettUniversity.

2003 – A-Levels in Law, Politics, English, Philosophy and Biology.

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