Solicitor

Ben is a Solicitor and works in our busy Criminal Defence Department at our Nottingham office. He appears daily in the region’s police stations and Magistrates’ Courts. He also holds the Duty Solicitor Qualification, enabling him to represent clients at Court who request the Duty Solicitor.

Ben has been a fully accredited Police Station Representative for a number of years and during that time, has represented over 1,500 clients for the full range of criminal offences from minor road traffic matters to serious sexual and violent offences, drugs conspiracies and murder. He also has extensive experience in representing clients who are under investigation by the Department for Work and Pensions, Trading Standards and the National Crime Agency.

Ben also holds the Higher Courts Advocacy Qualification which allows him to represent clients that are before the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Ben has a regular following of clients who instruct him due to his no-nonsense and tactical approach.

Specialisms

✅ Criminal Defence
✅ Police Station Representation
✅ Magistrates’ Court Representation
✅ Crown Court Litigation

Notable Cases

    • R v L. Murder. Client had been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife and attempting to kill another man.
    • R v S. Murder. Representation of a client who was accused of murdering his partner.
    • R v A. Murder. Representation of a client who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of his baby.
    • R v M. Murder. The client had been one of two people arrested on suspicion of killing a man outside of his home.
    • R v B. Murder. Defence of a man with a complicated history of mental health who was alleged to have murdered his friend.
    • R v M. Murder. Client and partner accused of murdering a man and setting him on fire.
    • R v V. Manslaughter. Representation of a client accused of the manslaughter of a youth and being party to a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by disposing of his body.
    • R v L. Human Trafficking & Slavery. Representation of clients accused of trafficking foreign migrants and forcing them to work in servitude.
    • R v E. Firearms & Attempted Murder. The client had been accused of being involved in a ‘gangland’ revenge shooting.
    • R v B. Historic sexual abuse. Client accused of historic sexual abuse. Acquitted following a trial at the Crown Court.
    • R v C. Conspiracy to supply cocaine. National Crime Agency operation involving a large quantity of cocaine.
    • R v B. Fraud. Representation of a woman accused of a complex £130,000 confidence fraud involving a large number of bank accounts and credit cards.
    • R v L. Cyber crime. Client accused of repeatedly hacking into a large company and causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage.
    • R v P. Managing a brothel. Representation of two clients accused of managing a brothel from their home address. Successful representations resulting in no further action against one client and a simple police caution for the other.
    • R v M. Production of cannabis. The client suffered from a serious medical condition which caused her to suffer from constant severe pain. She was found to be growing a large amount of cannabis at her address which she smoked to reduce her pain. Notwithstanding the sentencing guidelines, successful representations resulted in her receiving a police caution and prosecution was avoided.
    • R v S. Rape. Representation of a client wrongly accused of rape. Representations to the police led them to uncover vital phone evidence which proved the accuser had fabricated her complaint.
    • R v M. Driving offences. Vulnerable client who faced a number of driving offences. The case was discontinued despite the fact the client made full admissions during his police interview.

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Contact Ben

The Westfield
Westfield Lane
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 1TW
Tel: 033 016 3333
Email: ben.brown@bhatiabest.co.uk