Ben Brown

Council member for Criminal Defence

Date elected to councilOct 2022

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Ben is a committed legal practitioner with a particular specialism in criminal and regulatory law. He is a solicitor and higher court advocate with substantial experience in both defence and prosecutorial work.

Following his graduation from Nottingham Law School, he joined a leading crime firm and has worked within the legal profession since 2012.

In 2021, Ben relocated to the remote British Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha where he was appointed as Crown counsel within the Attorney General’s Chambers.

During that time, Ben successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile trials before the Supreme Court of St Helena, particularly cases involving serious offences such as rape and historic child sex offences.

Ben advised St Helena government on criminal law reform and was instrumental in the introduction of new legislation and regulations.

Following his return to the UK in 2022, Ben is now employed within private practice and appears daily in courts across England and Wales. He deals with the full range of criminal cases, and is regularly instructed by clients for his empathetic and robust approach.

Ben is a passionate advocate for social mobility within the legal profession, and has been featured in the Law Society Gazette following his calls for the profession to do more to promote socio-economic diversity and inclusion.

Area of practice

Advocacy; business defence; criminal defence; regulatory investigations

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