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

Court rules are (not) made to be broken

The Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" defamation case in 2013 was well known for the political furore. Within legal circles, the case was a stark example of the court losing patience with people, and their lawyers, ignoring the rules.

Severe penalty for employee in breach of injunctive order

OCS Group UK Ltd v Dadi & Ors [2017] EWHC 1727 (Ch) (06 July 2017)

Exposure on damages and costs for not keeping prospects of success under review

Two recent judgments, one on liability and quantum and the other on costs, provide stark reminders to claimants about continually evaluating their claim.

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.