As junior counsel, Ben continues to appear regularly in homicide cases. In early 2020, Ben represented a young defendant who was acquitted of murder following an armed altercation on a busy London housing estate. Typically, the case involved technical evidence alongside emotive eye witness testimony.
In another example, Ben was led by Queen’s Counsel at the Central Criminal Court in a multi-handed gang-related murder trial in which his client was acquitted by the jury. The case involved extensive legal argument around changing areas of law such as the admissibility of evidence relating to gang membership as well as the doctrine of joint enterprise. In 2019 at the CCC, Ben represented a 17-year-old who was tried for the murder of another teenager. Similarly, in 2021, Ben was instructed in two lengthy murder trials.
Also, at the CCC in 2019, Ben represented one of three prison officers charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the suicide of a prisoner at HMP Downview. The trial attracted national media interest and resulted in the acquittal of the officers by the jury.