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Ben Stimmler

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email ben.stimmler@42br.com

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Introduction

Ben’s busy court and paperwork practice is focused on property and commercial litigation, though he draws on over five years’ experience in a broader range of civil matters. As such, he is seasoned advocate both in interim hearings and at trial and prides himself on a pragmatic, client-centred approach to his work.

Increasingly, Ben’s work entails advising and acting as sole counsel in High Court disputes of six- and seven-figure value, though he maintains a County Court and First-Tier Tribunal practice in addition. He is also experienced in mediation and other ADR. He is able to produce work and attend hearings on an urgent basis where necessary.

Ben is well-versed in avoiding (or, if necessary, mitigating) the effects of the various procedural pitfalls that increasingly beset even the most fastidious of fee-earners. He is also an effective advocate and advisor in matters of costs.

Cohabitation

Ben advises, drafts pleadings and appears in court on behalf of co-habitants in disputes about ownership, sale and residence. Ben’s work in this area benefits from both specialised knowledge in property law and a considerable experience of the particular challenges of litigation involving parties whose relationships, personal or commercial, have broken down. As well as TOLATA cases, he has a particular interest in the relationship of alternative bases for co-habitant rights, such as proprietary estoppel.

Commercial

Increasingly, Ben’s commercial practice entails advising, drafting pleadings and acting as sole counsel in High Court disputes of six- and seven-figure value, though he maintains a County Court practice in addition. In addition to his trial work he is also well-versed in obtaining and resisting injunctive and other interim relief, including emergency applications and freezing orders.

Ben is well-versed in avoiding (or, if necessary, mitigating) the effects of the various procedural pitfalls that increasingly beset even the most fastidious of fee-earners. He is also an effective advocate and advisor in matters of costs.

Commercial litigation

Increasingly, Ben’s commercial practice entails advising, drafting pleadings and acting as sole counsel in High Court disputes of six- and seven-figure value, though he maintains a County Court practice in addition. In addition to his trial work he is also well-versed in obtaining and resisting injunctive and other interim relief, including emergency applications and freezing orders.

Ben has acted for SMEs, banks, national and international firms in a variety of areas of commercial litigation. He has experience in particular in matters involving:

  • Agency and associated fiduciary duties
  • Commercial debts
  • Commissions
  • Formation of contracts
  • Misrepresentation
  • Penalty clauses
  • Solicitors’ costs
  • The supply of goods and services
  • Unfair terms

Ben is well-versed in avoiding (or, if necessary, mitigating) the effects of the various procedural pitfalls that increasingly beset even the most fastidious of fee-earners. He is also an effective advocate and advisor in matters of costs.

Accreditations

  • “Incisive, pragmatic and dedicated: Ben delivers excellent results for his clients”

Professional memberships

  • Property Bar Association

Education

  • 2009 Bar Vocational Course: Very Competent. City Law School.
  • 2008 Graduate Diploma in Law: Distinction. City University.
  • 2007 Diploma in Government and Politics. Open University.
  • 2006 MA (Hons) English. Cambridge University.

Scholarships and Awards

  • Diplock Scholar (Middle Temple, 2008)

Other information

  • When work permits, Ben is an avid theatre-, gig- and festival-goer. At home, he enjoys bread-baking and cocktail-making; the two do not always complement each other well. He likes to travel, but will of course endeavour to remain within constant phone & email contact wherever possible.

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