Ben has a broad environmental law practice, including the management of environmental liabilities and risks; site remediation; the environmental aspects of M&A transactions; environmental permit appeals; EU product regulation and stewardship issues; waste and emissions; and the consenting, permitting and regulatory aspects of large infrastructure developments, with a particular emphasis on both renewable and conventional power projects. Ben is the vice chair of the UK Environmental Law Association.
According to clients, Ben is "sharp and measured, with a real knowledge of the field" (Chambers UK 2013).
He also guides developers, funders, contractors, purchasers, and occupiers through the myriad of planning law and regulation, including compulsory purchase, negotiating statutory planning and infrastructure agreements, conducting appeals and judicial review.
Ben is singled out for his talent as a negotiator and for being "knowledgeable, measured and always commercially aware" (Chambers UK 2012) Clients and their technical advisors enjoy working with Ben and state that he "combines considerable expertise and experience with a no-nonsense informality" (The Legal 500 2014).
"Enthusiastic and incredibly competent"
Chambers UK 2015