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Ben studied at the University of Wollongong (2016-2020) and was the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Business Faculty. Ben graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Laws with Distinction and Bachelor of Commerce (Management) with Distinction. Ben obtained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2021.
Field(s) of Law:
Ben is part of RMB’s Commercial Transactions and Dispute Resolution division. He has experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and front-end contractual work. With a strong interest in the building and construction sector, Ben regularly assists home owners, builders, developers and contractors. Ben has acted in construction disputes and appears regularly in NSW courts and tribunals. An appreciation for the industry means Ben is also well placed to provide practical and commercially astute advice. Ben has also acted for clients in the following industries: small business, local government, agriculture, crypto-asset and app development, employment, entertainment, not-for-profit, logistics and aged care.
Ben previously worked at a national law firm in Sydney, gaining experience in commercial law, particularly in the field of infrastructure and projects. During this time Ben was involved in a number of complex litigated commercial disputes.
Ben has also held a management position at a national training organisation where he was responsible for the business development and legal compliance of the organisation. This hands-on business experience ensures that Ben has a keen appreciation of the needs of his clients and is able to provide commercially astute advice.
In 2023, Ben was awarded the national Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Award in Construction and Infrastructure. This prestigious award recognises Ben’s expertise in achieving outcomes for clients in the Building and Construction sector.
Personal Details and Interests:
Ben has lived in the Illawarra his entire life and grew up in Mount Kembla. He is an active member of his local community and the University of Wollongong. When Ben is not in the office he can be found enjoying the sights (and restaurants) of the Illawarra and surrounds, playing or watching football (soccer), running or reading a good book.