Ben Clark Associate

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Contact Details

Ben works on commercial and contractual disputes, both domestic and cross-jurisdictional.  He is experienced in high value insolvency litigation.

Main areas of practice

His main areas of practice are commercial litigation, contractual disputes, fraud litigation, freezing injunctions and asset protection and recovery.

Clients

Ben's clients are both corporate bodies and individuals.

Significant experience

  • The settlement of a high value cross-jurisdictional High Court case regarding dishonoured bank cheques.
  • The involvement with settlement of a long running multi-million pound claim for a provisional liquidator in respect of a VAT fraud.

Expertise

Articles by Ben

Blake Morgan secures win in High Court Appeal Centre

Article

Blake Morgan has secured a victory for a client in long standing enforcement proceedings by defeating an appeal of a decision from the High Court of Justice.

Extra-territorial effect of sections 236 and 237(3) Insolvency Act 1986 examined by High Court

Article

Office holders of insolvent companies are under a duty to investigate the pre-insolvency affairs of the companies over which they are appointed. However, sometimes, records of the company's dealings may no longer be in the company's possession or control.

Fraudsters dealt blow after seeking to hide behind illegality defence

News

On 22 April 2015, the Supreme Court handed down judgment on the appeal from the Court of Appeal in Jetivia SA & Another v Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) & Others.

Related Knowledge & Resources

The discount rate and professional negligence claims

When assessing damages in personal injury and clinical negligence claims future losses need to be taken into consideration. Our article explains how the discount rate works when making a claim.

Commercial agents and software – goods rather than services?

Since the introduction of the Regulations, there has been considerable uncertainty as to whether transactions involving computer software can be categorised as "sale of goods" for the purposes of the Regulations. The position has now been clarified.

An unwelcome relief? Opportunities to challenge forfeiture are broadened (again)

It is with some hesitation (and permission to appeal) that the court has granted relief from forfeiture of a licence for the discharge of surface water.

Recovering outstanding berthing fees – a guide for marinas and boatyards

Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.

Funding commercial litigation

Our Dispute Resolution team guide you through the options for funding commercial disputes.