About Ben Posford
Ben Posford is one of the UK’s leading injury lawyers, acting for claimants who have suffered brain damage, fatalities, paralysis, amputations, complex orthopaedic injuries and all types of neuro-trauma, and routinely recovers multi million pound compensation awards for his clients.
Ben is a recommended lawyer in both the key independent legal directories. In the Legal 500 he is recommended both for personal injury and clinical negligence as a 'Leading Individual', and is one of only a handful of lawyers listed in Band One in London as a ‘Top Ranked Individual’ in Chambers & Partners. He won the Personal Injury Awards' Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year award in 2021.
As well as acting in matters of the utmost severity, Ben also heads up a department of senior lawyers handling catastrophic injury, major trauma and neuro-trauma claims, to include brain injuries, fatalities, spinal cord injuries, amputations, other serious injury claims and medical negligence.
Ben has a special interest in early rehabilitation issues for the seriously injured, and has particular specialties in difficult RTA, employers liability and other complex liability disputes. As sources describe the department, "they are an exceptional outfit; they take on difficult cases, fight hard and win". (Chambers UK)
Ben regularly contributes to the national media on issues such as health and safety lapses, inquests and employers’ liability for fatalities in the workplace. He has forthright views about the rights of people who are injured or killed through no fault of their own, and fights tirelessly and robustly to uphold his clients' rights to full compensation.
He is an accredited Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and an advanced APIL accredited specialist in two of his key areas of law (Brain Injuries and Fatalities) and an assessor for those accreditation schemes. For 10 years he was also the elected Secretary of APIL’s national Damages Special Interest Group.
Ben is very approachable, and always happy to discuss and explain the law to individuals who are unsure whether they are able to bring a claim or not, either in person, via video conference or over the telephone.
Independent Legal Directory Recommendations:
Chambers & Partners rank Ben as a leading individual (top ranked in Band One), in which he has been variously described as "an incredibly experienced catastrophic injury practitioner who is adept at handling complex brain and spinal cord injuries"... "he couples meticulous legal skills with a hugely personable manner with clients and opponents"... a "fantastic lawyer"... "having an unusual level of knowledge of the intricacies of procedure and substantive law"... "one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around".
The Legal 500 directory also ranks Ben Posford as a leading individual. Commentators have been quoted as saying "Ben Posford knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients"... "he is tactically astute and one of the best personal injury solicitors around"... "Ben Posford is exceptional, and a real expert in the field of catastrophic injury"... "he finds angles other lawyers miss and fights incredibly hard for his clients"... "‘Star performer’ Ben Posford is ‘a dynamic and impressive’ solicitor who takes ‘a creative and dedicated approach to claims of the utmost complexity’; he specialises in catastrophic injury claims, including complex spinal cord injury and cauda equina cases."
Memberships and Accreditations:
~ Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
~ Accredited APIL Brain Injury Specialist & Assessor
~ Accredited APIL Fatal Accidents Specialist & Assessor
~ Headway - the brain injury association
~ Brain Injury Group
~ The Law Society of England & Wales (Solicitor)
"Ben Posford has supported and guided us through easily the most traumatic event in our lives with a compassion and empathy that has been unwavering. He has without exception put our daughter (his client) first in all discussions and deliberations and I cannot think of a single occasion where he has not been immediately available to us either by phone or email, which has inspired enormous confidence in him and in your firm for enabling him to support his clients in this manner. His commitment to our family has been a credit both to him and his firm…"
"He was literally there as my rock in the eye of the storm and his approach helped me so much to cope…"
"Absolutely nothing escaped him. He read, considered and commented on everything that was put before him, and that was immensely reassuring as he showed so many times how absolutely ‘on the ball’ he was – that he knew his stuff and that we were in safe hands… We are very proud to say that Ben represented our daughter and achieved a new beginning for her. She now looks forward to the future with genuine happiness and hope after an accident that left her feeling that there was no hope or meaningful future. There is no price tag that we would not have paid for that and will always be indebted to Ben for it. A heart-felt thank you." ------
"From first meeting Ben and then through a stressful 3 years for a young man (and his parents), the professionalism and clearly outstanding knowledge was matched with support, empathy - and humour when needed.
From a scary situation with a bleak outlook, my son now has the best outcome possible, with funding to help him deal with his future."
Personal: Ben lives in Kent. His office is based in London, but he acts for injured individuals anywhere in the country, including Northern Ireland.