Ben Harrison

Head of Public Law

Commercial Litigation

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 institutions and individuals in Independent Statutory Inquiries as well as Charity Commission Inquiries.

Recent Reported & Important Cases

Infected Blood Inquiry (2018-Present)

Acting for a group of people with bleeding disorders and their families in connection with their infection with HIV and Hepatitis viruses through the use of contaminated blood products, throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The Inquiry commenced in 2018 and is due to report in 2023 with the Government already having agreed to pay interim compensation payments to many of our clients.

Brook House Inquiry (2021-Present)

Acting for two individuals employed at Brook House, an immigration removal centre based near Gatwick Airport which was the subject of a Panorama documentary highlighting the conditions under which the Home Office were detaining people.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) (2016-2022)

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’ Senior Partner, 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 Beckett University.


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