In the Dispute Resolution department, Ben advises on a range of contentious
matters including the following:
Commercial disputes - shareholder and director disputes,
contractual disputes and asset recovery and protection.
Insolvency litigation - full range of corporate and personal
Contentious wills & probate matters - contentious trust
matters, probate litigation (including Inheritance Act claims) and
Court of Protection matters.
Debt recovery - Ben also conducts a busy debt collection
service, which offers the firm's corporate clients a form of "internal
debt recovery team" which can pursue and resolve bad debts in
a costs efficient and effective manner.
Background at the firm
Ben joined Silverman Sherliker in January 2012 as a paralegal in the
Private Client department where he gained significant experience in
assisting clients with probate administrations, powers of attorney,
trusts and estate planning. Having been appointed as a trainee solicitor
in 2013 as part of the firm's new intake, Ben completed his first
seat in Private Client working directly with the head of the department
to gain experience in wills drafting, tax planning and contentious
Ben completed his second seat in the Company Commercial department,
where he assisted fee-earners with a wide variety of commercial matters,
drafting commercial agreements, undertaking due diligence for corporate
transactions and having responsibility for company secretarial matters.
Ben completed his final year-long seat in the firm's Dispute Resolution
department where he assists fee-earners with a wide range of commercial
disputes, property litigation, insolvency litigation and contentious
wills and probate matters.
Ben graduated with a First Class Honours Law degree from the University
of Northumbria, Newcastle where he was awarded the Linda Sykes Memorial
Prize for the Best Graduating Student, after which he undertook the
Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Holborn.
One thing you may be interested to know about Ben is
that he has cycled the longest and widest points of Great Britain
for charity from North to South (Land's End to John O' Groats) and
West to East (St. David's to Lowestoft).