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Ben Quiney KC

Call 1998 • KC 2014

"An absolute star of the Insurance World."
(Legal 500)

Recommendations

In the recent editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Ben is identified as a Leading KC in his core areas of work, such as Insurance, Property Damage, Construction and Professional Negligence. He is described in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as:

“Brilliant advocate and excellent with clients.”

“Ben’s written advice is fantastic and his understanding of warranties and indemnities policies is second-to-none.”

“Truly excellent advocate. Technically excellent, superb attention to detail, and Ben is able to cut through irrelevance and get to the heart of the issue. A go-to KC.”

“Technically excellent, highly responsive and a superb knowledge of insurance law. Commercially astute and a great strategist. Extremely clear and well prepared advocate.”

“He is absolutely fantastic – he is so user-friendly and commercially sensible, and provides pragmatic advice.”

“An absolute star of the Insurance World.”

“He has the rare talent of a razor-sharp intellect combined with the ability to present his point in a user-friendly format.”

“Utterly unflappable. Ask any question, no matter how complex or involved, and he will give a wholly considered covers-all-the-bases answer that gets to the real heart of the issue. Also very good at understanding how to get through opponents arguments.”

Career Summary

He has practised at Crown Office Chambers since its formation, and 1 Paper Buildings prior to merger and since 1998. Before coming to the Bar he was awarded a first class degree in law and went onto take the BCL postgraduate degree. After University he worked as a tax trainee with Ernst Young. During this period he received intensive training and experience in accounting, finance and corporate tax matters and techniques. He took Silk in 2014.

Practice

Ben practises in all areas of commercial litigation. He specialises in dealing with disputes dealing with all aspects of commercial, insurance, construction, and professional negligence issues. Ben has fought cases in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division, TCC, the Court of Appeal, the Privy Council, the Supreme Court and other jurisdictions such as the BVI. He has a wide range of experience in domestic and international Arbitrations in a variety of jurisdictions.

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Qualifications


  • Birkdale School, Sheffield.
  • University College, Oxford. BA (Hons) in Law – First Class.
  • Tax Trainee with Ernst & Young
  • University College, Oxford. BCL.
  • Admitted to Gray’s Inn. Awarded the Lord Birkenhead Scholarship.
  • Inns of Court School of Law.
  • Called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Virgin Islands Circuit.

Seminars

Ben regularly gives seminars in his areas of expertise. He is happy to do so as part of in-house training. In the past few years he has given seminars on the following topics: Insurance Act 2015; liquidated damages; fire and disaster claims; bonds & guarantees; conflicts of interest; privilege and the law of evidence; damages; fiduciary and directors’ duties; interim commercial remedies; restrictive covenants; the impact of Covid 19 and insurance claims; loss of a chance in professional negligence claims; and the Law Commission reform of Insurance Law.

Memberships


  • LCLCBA
  • TECBAR
  • COMBAR
  • PNBA

Recommendations


“Ben Quiney is somebody with intellect. He knows how to present arguments in court – judges trust him because he puts things in a sensible manner and he is always massively prepped.”… “Ben has a good ability to take things back to first principles and does it in a way that is really clear and really coherent. He is also brilliant at keeping things focused and clients and solicitors on track.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

‘A brilliant advocate and excellent with clients.‘

Legal 500, 2024

“Ben’s written advice is fantastic and his understanding of warranties and indemnities policies is second-to-none.”

Legal 500, 2024

“He is absolutely fantastic – he is so user-friendly and commercially sensible, and provides pragmatic advice.”

Chambers & Partners, 2023

“Clever, organised, smooth and on top of the detail. He is charming, caring, reasonable and hard-working.”

Chambers & Partners, 2023

“He is very commercial and will always have thought of everything.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Utterly unflappable. Ask any question, no matter how complex or involved, and he will give a wholly considered covers-all-the-bases answer that gets to the real heart of the issue. Also very good at understanding how to get through opponents arguments.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Ben is incredibly calm, incredibly assured and measured.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“His advice is clear, measured and commercial and his mind is incredibly well organised.” “He’s good at structuring arguments methodically and impressive on his feet.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“His advocacy is sharp and incisive. Technically brilliant and happy to role up his sleeves.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is always fully read in, prepared and very organised. There is no better man in a crisis.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is structured and clear, and has a great knack for putting the client at ease. He’s very skilled at advocacy and advising in conference, and judges immediately warm to him.”; “He is calm and measured, puts his written arguments in an attractive way and is helpfully understated in court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020


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