Ben Close Regulatory

Call: 2009


Ben has quickly accumulated considerable experience in criminal law, for example, he became a Grade 3 prosecutor within 4 years’ call. As a busy practitioner he receives instructions for the defence and prosecution in a broad range of criminal matters, often beyond his level of call.

He has earned a reputation for a hard-working and thorough approach, but without losing sight of the importance of being personable and persuasive. Equally at home addressing juries and judges, he has also gained experience of successfully appearing in the Court of Appeal.

His practice has often centred on fraud, complementing his ability to bring clarity to complex, paper-heavy cases. He is also experienced in dealing with cases involving serious violence, the production and supply of drugs and sexual cases. Ben is keen to encourage instructions in regulatory and related public law fields.

Ben has an LLM in Criminal Justice and as an undergraduate law student achieved a 1st Class degree and the highest marks in the University. Following his bar studies he immediately began pupillage in a specialist crime set in 2009, commencing practice in 2010.


Ben has acted as an instructor on witness familiarisation courses for HSE inspectors.

He has experience of representing companies and individuals at inquests.

Ben's experience getting to grips with large volumes of infomation in the fraud field and civil proceedings in the Magistrates' Court also lends itself to this work.

Ben has also acted in licensing matters, and matters concerning the prosecution of commercial offences arising from mis-selling

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