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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.

Described by Chambers & Partners as “…an extremely able barrister who performs well above his call”, Ben now predominantly focuses on acting in cases both for Claimants and Defendants, where individuals have suffered life changing or fatal injuries.

He currently acts as one of Chambers’ pupil supervisors.

International Injury & Travel

Ben has undertaken cross-jurisdictional personal injury work since he started at the Bar, managing hundreds of group actions against major tour operators in the process. Recently, he has changed the emphasis of his Travel practice, focusing upon higher value cross-jurisdictional work.

By way of example, over the past two years, Ben has acted for over 1,000 Indian Nationals who variously suffered injuries whilst being exposed to mercury in thermometer factory; he also acted for a number of Indian Nationals who suffered serious injuries in a Road Traffic Accident whilst visiting the UK. Both cases concluded successfully. Ben has recently been instructed to act for a number of soldiers who suffered career ending injuries in a well-reported incident on a Voyager aircraft.

He continues to act in clinical negligence cases where individuals either reside overseas (and have been injured in the UK), or where UK residents have been subjected to clinical negligence abroad.

In 2017, Ben presented the APIL Introductory Course to Travel Litigation.

Reported cases:

Young v AIG Europe [2015] EWHC 2160 (QB); J.P.I. Law 2016, 1, C34-C36
C suffered Spinal Cord Injury in RTA causing paraplegia; followed by a stroke some weeks later. The issue was as to whether the stroke (causing hemiparesis) was caused by the index accident. Complex causation arguments were raised. The case was successful. With Gerard McDermott QC.

A v The Trustees of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society [2015] EWHC 1722 (QB); [2016] EWCA Civ 1026
First historic sex abuse claim to be brought against the Jehovah’s Witness Organisation. Ten day trial undertaken with James Counsell QC. Judgment was entered for the Claimant. The Defendant’s application for permission to appeal was refused by the Court of Appeal, following (unusually) contested oral argument. Ben acted alone in the Court of Appeal.

Downing v Peterborough & Stamford NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 4216 (QB)
Claimant suffered debilitating chronic pain following an operation to (allegedly) cure his snoring. Quantum only trial. The Claimant received a £2.4m award (on a full liability basis; discounted to reflect previously agreed liability discount, based on 2.5% discount rate). Compromised in part on appeal thereafter. With Harry Trusted.

Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice & Others / AM v DPP & Others [2015] A.C. 657;
R (on the application of Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2010] 1 A.C. 345.
Acted for an intervener during the two leading recent cases relating to Assisted Suicide in England and Wales.


Ben Bradley is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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Testimonials


“He’s incredibly bright and very perceptive.” “He’s confident and able to put clients at ease.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2019

“A very strong barrister. His attention to detail is phenomenal.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Fantastic with clients and very thorough.” “A very persuasive advocate.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2019

“He has an enthusiasm and willingness to go above and beyond and advise the client properly.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2019

“He is very intelligent and personable, and gives solid clear advice.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2019

“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

“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 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

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