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Ben Bradley is recommend by the leading directories across his core practice areas of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Travel Law.
He undertakes a mixture of work across these areas of practice, generally beyond his level of call, for both Claimants and Defendants.
Ben is happy and willing to undertake or assist with training across any of his core areas of practice for solicitors who may wish to meet him to see how he works and approaches legal issues.
Ben’s current clinical negligence instructions include cases in the field of ophthalmology (non-detection of glaucoma leading to partial loss of vision); numerous neonatal death cases (which included appearances at complex and sensitive inquests); birth injuries, resulting in cerebral palsy; and missed diagnoses of spinal fractures leading to cord injury and paralysis.
Ben’s personal injury practice encompasses a range of niche specialisms.
He has significant experience of running high value group action litigation for Claimants who have been injured abroad.
He regularly represents former (and current) members of the military in claims against the Ministry of Defence.
He acts for victims of historic sex abuse; he successfully appeared as junior counsel for the Claimant at trial in the first claim to be brought against the Watch Tower Society of Britain (Jehovah’s Witnesses) (A v The Trustees of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society  EWHC 1722 (QB)).
He acts as junior counsel on a number of catastrophic injury cases, and as sole counsel for catastrophically injured appellants bringing claims under the CICA schemes.
Ben undertakes public law and disciplinary work within the sphere of his medical practice. He appeared as junior counsel on behalf of the intervener in the landmark assisted suicide case of R (on the application of Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions  1 A.C. 345, and more recently appeared in Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice & Others / AM v DPP & Others  3 W.L.R. 200 (SC); relating to voluntary euthanasia.
He takes a particular interest in matters relating to mental capacity, with a view to undertaking work in the Court of Protection. He has significant experience of representing medical practitioners at inquests, and similarly represents professionals before their respective disciplinary tribunals.
Areas of Law
- Clinical Negligence
- Court of Protection
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Personal Injury
- Child & Adult Abuse
- International Illness, Injury & Travel
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law
- Mental Health
“Very bright and very hard-working.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2018
“An up-and-coming star with an eye for detail and a great deal of knowledge in the area of package travel regulations.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2018
“He is very intelligent and personable, and gives solid, clear advice.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2017
“A definite star of the future.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017
“An up-and-coming star with a real eye for detail and a great deal of knowledge in the area of package travel regulations.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2017
“He is brilliant on package travel cases and has a very good academic understanding of the law.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2017
“Ben is a very good technician; his legal skills and understanding of case law in terms of package travel is phenomenal.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2017
“He is an extremely able barrister who performs well above his call.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017
“He performs well during contested hearings, and is extremely persuasive in his arguments.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2016
“He performs well during contested hearings and is extremely persuasive in his arguments.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2016
“He is a rising star at the Bar who is very bright and extremely hard-working.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016
“Ben is very thorough and open to original lines of argument.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016
“He has fantastic client care skills and his eye for detail is second to none. In particular his knowledge of the package travel regulations and the case law in that area is fantastic.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2016
“He knows package holiday cases inside out and he’s very good with clients.” “Very good at turning work around quickly, he’s knowledgeable, personable and a good advocate.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2015
“He impresses with his advocacy and ability to think on his feet.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2015
“Very bright and talented; he will go far.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2015
“He’s incredibly experienced given his year of call. He does a lot of research, prepares very well and knows what he’s talking about. If it’s a case he hasn’t come across before he’ll go into every detail possible to make sure he knows it all.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2015
“He’s approachable, a rising star of the future and quick to turn round high-quality work.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2014
“He always completes work within instructed timescales, and to a very high standard.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2014
“Supremely talented and incredibly hardworking.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2014
“Especially good on black letter law.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2013
“A star of the future.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2012