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Ben Quiney QC

Call 1998 • QC 2014

"clever, practical and easy to work with."
(Legal 500 2016)

Practice

Ben practises in all areas of common law and commercial litigation. He specialises in commercial and insurance disputes, construction, and professional negligence.

Career Summary

He has practised at Crown Office Chambers since its formation, and 1 Paper Buildings prior to merger. 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.

Recommendations

In the recent editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Ben is identified as a Leading QC in his core areas of work, such as Insurance, Property Damage, and Professional Negligence. He is described in Chambers and Partners 2019 and Legal 500 2018 as:

  • “A hard-working and meticulous barrister who is very good on his feet.”
  • “Responsive, incisive, clear and an excellent strategist.”
  • “Very bright and eloquent.”
  • “He exudes total confidence in his case and he is a good cross-examiner.”
  • ‘Ferociously intelligent but at the same time very down to earth and approachable’

Previously, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 have described him as:

  • “Very calm, very intelligent, highly responsive, fun to deal with and a good strategist.”
  • “He is very dedicated, always on top of the details and very pragmatic.”
  • “He is excellent, very good at what he does and particularly good at difficult coverage cases.”
  • “His client care is excellent and he’s always open to new ideas.”
  • “clever, practical and easy to work with.”
  • “A real fighter.”
  • “He has great attention to detail. He is also very tenacious, very bright, ambitious and hard working.”
  • “He is incredibly bright, he gets to the kernel of the problem very quickly. He is very practical and pragmatic in his approach.”
  • “A great advocate and a very tough opponent.”
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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.
  • Tenant at Crown Office Chambers (previously One Paper Buildings).
  • Appointed QC
  • Called to the BVI Bar.

Memberships


  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • TECBAR
  • PNBA

Recommendations


“Ferociously intelligent but at the same time very down to earth and approachable.”

Legal 500 2017

“Very calm, very intelligent, highly responsive, fun to deal with and a good strategist.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is very dedicated, always on top of the details and very pragmatic.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is excellent, very good at what he does and particularly good at difficult coverage cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“Particularly good at oral advocacy.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“His client care is excellent and he’s always open to new ideas.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“He has great attention to detail, is very tenacious and very bright.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Extremely user-friendly – very clear in the way that he explains things.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is incredibly bright, he gets to the kernel of the problem very quickly. He is very practical and pragmatic in his approach.”

“He is an ingenious lawyer, and one of those practitioners that just loves the law.”


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