Benjamin Parker is a specialist commercial law barrister.
His breadth of experience and excellent reputation across the whole range of commercial disciplines are demonstrated by the fact that the legal directories rate him as a leading junior in all his practice areas—commercial law, insurance, shipping & commodities, and international arbitration. In those directories leading market participants describe him as a “class act” with “star quality”, who is “always a delight to work with” and “has an excellent reputation which is fully deserved”.
Benjamin has significant appellate experience and has appeared in the House of Lords, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. He increasingly appears in hearings as an advocate, often acting unled against QCs. He is frequently retained to provide expert testimony on English law to foreign courts and tribunals and has a substantial advisory practice on top of his litigation and arbitration work.
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).