Called in 2000
Ben Long has practised at the personal injury bar since 2000. His practice involves public, employer's and road traffic liability and all other aspects of the law relating to personal injury, both physical and psychiatric. He acts for both claimants and defendants. Ben undertakes all forms of representation including advisory work, drafting and advocacy. Ben has developed a reputation for having sound judgment and is often brought in early on in cases to help devise strategies going forward. Ben accepts work funded by CFA's.
Ben is also very experienced at dealing with credit hire cases. He regularly advises on those cases and argues them at Court.
Ben has acted in inquests and is often a source of comfort to clients who find the process daunting. He is empathetic and able to appreciate the human element of these cases, in addition to the law.
Around Court and in chambers Ben is known for being charming, easy-going and unflappable. He is very good at building constructive, trusting relationships with clients particularly those who find the process of litigation very stressful. This calm measured approach is also something appreciated by judges, who find Ben’s ability to get straight to the heart of a problem without fuss invaluable.
Ben also practises in property law; his practice includes boundary disputes, landlord and tenant, possession (both commercial and residential) and dilapidation claims.
Ben is qualified under the Direct Public Access to Barristers scheme and is happy to accept direct access instructions from members of the public who do not have a solicitor; this includes both advice and representation at Court.
What clients say:
Email from lay client to instructing solicitor in a personal injury case - "I'm also writing to let you know how pleased I was with the representation of my barrister Mr Ben Long. He was extremely professional throughout, putting an excellent case forward and ensuring that he raised all relevant points. He made short work of the claimant's case, but in a polite and professional manner. Mr Long was also very reassuring to me, explaining the process to me and making sure that I was happy everything had been covered. I am convinced that the outcome would not have been so favourable without his high standard of representation. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for future cases that you will take on"
"Ben does great work for us. It fills me the confidence to instruct a barrister like Ben who knows what he's doing. I will instruct him as much as I can" - Specialist Personal Injury Solicitor
"The service provided by Ben Long and the clerks at 5 Pump Court is second to none. A friendly, yet business minded approach make working with 5 Pump Court and Ben Long an ease and a pleasure" - Tom Ridley at Plexus Law
South East Circuit
Personal Injury Bar Association