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Level 15, 60 Martin Place
SYDNEY NSW 2000
DX: 292 Sydney
DPhil (Oxon) - 2001
LLB (Hons) (Syd) - 1996
BSc (Hons) (Syd) - 1994
Ben has appeared in a number of notable cases in areas including equity (Friend v Brooker (2009) 239 CLR 129; Grimaldi v Chameleon Mining NL [No 2] (2012) 200 FCR 296), restitution (Lumbers v W Cook Builders Pty Ltd (In Liq) (2008) 232 CLR 635), constitutional law (Qarase & Ors v Bainimarama & Ors  FJHC 241) and intellectual property (CA Inc v ISI Pty Ltd (2012) 201 FCR 23).
From 2001 to 2006, Ben worked as a solicitor at Freehills in Sydney. He was a Senior Associate in the Litigation Group, having also spent a year in the Intellectual Property section of the Corporate Group. In 2000, Ben was the Associate to Justice William Gummow AC of the High Court of Australia.
He obtained his doctorate from Magdalen College, Oxford, on a Commonwealth Scholarship with a thesis entitled “Illegal Transactions”. In 1996, he was a member of the University of Sydney team that won the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and was awarded the prize for Best Oralist in the International Rounds. He received the University Medal in Law (1996), the University Medal in Organic Chemistry (1994), and the University of Sydney Convocation Medal (1995). He was a bronze medallist at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Paris in 1990 and co-team leader in Beijing in 1995.
Ben is a Board member of Australian Science Innovations, an independent not-for-profit organisation that is responsible for running the Australian Science Olympiad Competitions. He has also been a computer programmer for over twenty-five years.