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Ben Fullbrook was called to the bar in 2016 (Gray’s Inn); he took up tenancy in September 2017 on successful completion of his pupillage. Ben’s pupil supervisors were Guy Williams, Galina WardThomas Jefferies and Charles Banner. Ben accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. 

Prior to joining Landmark, Ben worked for five years as a civil service fast-streamer at the Ministry of Defence. His work spanned various aspects of defence and security policy and included liaison with foreign governments, dealing with public law challenges and the application of international human rights law.  Ben was also involved with the government effort to plan for the 2012 London Olympics. 

Ben practises in the following areas: 

Public Law 

Ben accepts instructions in all areas of public law.
Ben has received instructions to appear for appellants in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration) and has recently advised in relation to a judicial review of government environmental policy.
As a pupil to Galina Ward and Charles Banner, Ben gained considerable experience in a range of public law matters.  Among other things, Ben assisted with and advised on:

  • Immigration matters in the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and High Court (including human rights claims)
  • Drafting submissions for the Court of Justice of the European Union in relation to environmental matters
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme appeals
  • School Admissions Code appeals and SEN matters
  • Tax and social security appeals
  • Disclosure and Barring Service appeals
  • A judicial review of a prison categorisation decision.

Property Law 

Ben has already developed a busy property practice. He has appeared in the County Courts in relation to the following matters: 

  • Residential possession proceedings
  • Orders for sale and enforcement
  • Applications for default judgement and CMCs
  • Business tenancy renewals. 

During his pupillage, Ben also worked extensively with Katharine Holland QC on a high-value High Court claim in relation to valuation, the enforceability and interpretation of covenants and deeds of indemnity. 

In addition, as a pupil to Thomas Jefferies, Ben assisted with advice in relation to: 

  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Leasehold and freehold covenants
  • Easements
  • Forfeiture
  • Valuation
  • Rights of way. 

Planning and Environmental Law  

Ben accepts instructions in all areas of planning and environmental law. As a pupil to Guy Williams, he attended and assisted with several planning inquiries and hearings, including in relation to: 

  • Compulsory purchase and estate regeneration
  • Residential planning appeals
  • Heritage matters and ‘enabling development’
  • Neighbourhood plans. 

Ben also assisted with advice and drafting on the above matters and, in addition, claims relating to:

  • Assets of Community Value
  • Compulsory purchase compensation
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Statutory planning appeals and judicial reviews.