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Phone: +61 7 3831 9448
Fax: +61 7 3831 9500


  • General Commercial Litigation and Disputes

  • Professional Negligence

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Directors' & Officers' Claims & Prosecutions

  • Defamation

  • Media Law


Ben has a broad commercial litigation practice.

Ben places a particular emphasis on lawyers' professional negligence claims and disciplinary proceedings, and claims against company directors and officers.  He continues to act for company directors and officers in a number of high profile ASIC prosecutions and class actions. 

Ben also acts in the area of media law and defamation. His clients have included Seven Network, Nine Network, Ten Network/CBS, ABC, SBS and News Limited. Ben has also acted for various publishers, authors and insurers, providing both plaintiff and defendant advice.

Ben is the Chair of the Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee and was, for a number of years, a member of the Queensland Law Society ADR Committee. He is a frequent conference presenter on a diverse range of topics including risk management and ethics.

Ben has been a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation since 2006.

Ben's experience was recognised in the publication of the Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, where he received both local and national recognition.  For 2018, he was listed as: a ‘preeminent’ lawyer for Leading Professional Indemnity Lawyers for Queensland; a ‘leading’ lawyer for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers for Queensland, and a ‘recommended’ lawyer for both Insolvency & restructuring Lawyers for Queensland and Leading White Collar Crime, Corporate Crime & Regulatory Investigations Lawyers for Australia. In 2019 Ben was also recognised as a ‘leading’ lawyer for Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyers for Queensland.