As junior counsel Ben represented a 12-year old who was charged with murder following a series of highly-publicised happy-slap attacks in south London. The murder charge was eventually dismissed when pleas to lesser offences were accepted. In 2017, Ben appeared as junior counsel at Hove Crown court defending a convicted supplier of Class A drugs who was charged with conspiring to murder a fellow trafficker after police activity had disrupted their activities and confiscated large quantities of drugs and cash.
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 developing areas of law such as the admissibility of evidence relating to gang membership as well as expert evidence relating to mobile telephone cell-site analysis and firearms residue.