Ben is a civil practitioner with experience across a wide range of areas.
Most of his time is taken up with personal injury and clinical negligence work. He is a junior editor of Kemp & Kemp and has a particular interest in quantum cases. He has authored book chapters on inquests and workplace accidents.
In addition to personal injury and clinical negligence, Ben advises and represents clients in a broad variety of commercial, construction, police, professional negligence and property cases. These include building disputes, contractual disputes, property disputes, service charge disputes, trespass to goods, and general debt recovery and enforcement.
In his spare time, Ben is kept busy with his young family.
Bar Standards Board registered name: Benedict James Rodgers.
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Ben has a wide range of experience of contractual, commercial and construction litigation. His experience includes disputes about title to goods, building disputes and claims for agents' fees.
Ben has experience of a range of disputes involving property including:
Ben’s work includes serious road traffic, construction site and workplace accidents, and inquests.
Ben is instructed by shipowners and by injured people in claims relating to incidents at sea and overseas, recent cases including:
During 2019 Ben has assisted with two catastrophic injury cases:
He has also recently advised on the following serious injury cases:
Ben has a busy court practice and has extensive experience of advocacy in a number of different forums. He can help with issues arising out of insolvent defendants / questionable insurance cover, companies, capacity to sue, quantum in high-value and fatal cases, limitation, assaults, psychiatric injury, the MIB and liability under EL regulations. He edits the RTA chapter in APIL Personal Injury and is a junior editor of Kemp & Kemp.
The following is a sample of Ben’s recent clinical negligence cases:
Ben regularly acts for bereaved families in inquests into hospital deaths. Recently Ben acted for the family in a case where the deceased had left a psychiatric hospital prior to admission and was found hung. There was a multi-day inquest over 2 years. The issues included whether the MHA 1983 complies with Article 2 ECHR. Ben drafted submissions to the coroner regarding a PFD report. The coroner made recommendations to the trust and to the Department of Health.
Ben wrote the chapter on inquests in the 9 Gough Square book, Clinical Negligence Claims.