In the Family Court, Ben practices primarily in public law children (child protection) work and is increasingly applying the skills acquired in this sensitive and demanding areas to welfare cases in the Court of Protection. He regularly appears for local authorities, parents and guardians in lengthy, serious cases. His cases are often complex, involving expert medical evidence, communications data or international aspects. Ben is used to dealing with both vulnerable clients and vulnerable witnesses and being instructed through an interpreter or the Official Solicitor.
Ben frequently represents the Secretary of State for the Home Department as an intervenor in cases in the Family Division involving immigration issues. He is also used to navigating the relationship between the family courts and the criminal justice system.