Benjamin Parker is a specialist commercial law barrister.
His practice extends to all areas of commercial law and encompasses litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international). The legal directories recommend him as a leading junior in his practice areas; they describe him as “an extremely able and knowledgeable junior”, who is “user-friendly”, provides “excellent service” and has “star quality”. Since becoming a tenant of 7 King’s Bench Walk in 2001, he has undertaken a wide variety of commercial litigation and arbitration in England and abroad. He has appeared in the House of Lords, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. He is frequently retained to provide expert testimony on English law to foreign courts and tribunals and has a substantial advisory practice. Recent leading cases in which he was instructed include SBM v. Zurich Insurance (the largest insurance claim to come before the Commercial Court), Rathbone v. Novae (a leading decision of the Court of Appeal on subrogation), BAT v. Exel Europe (a decision of the Supreme Court on international jurisdiction), and The Ocean Glory (one of the very few successful challenges to an arbitration award under s. 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996).