“Ben is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable in a wide range of areas of law. Ben's vast experience has certainly benefitted him in his work. He is committed to giving each client a high class service. I have always found Ben to have been extremely friendly and trustworthy and would certainly want him on my side if I were a client!"

Jannina Beckett

Sole Practitioner, Jaycon Legal Solicitors


FDR Judge

Minerva Legal Limited

“Ben is a great guy to work with, he understands the law but is approachable and realistic. He makes difficult situations manageable by staying focused on the outcome his client wants"

Ted Flanagan

Head of Employment Law, Gosschalks Solicitors

“Finding someone to put your absolute trust in is not easy. Ben has that ability. Always sincere and professional he can quickly assess situations and openly discuss options and outcomes. If you want someone to 'get stuck in' Ben will"

Jonathan Smith

Director, LemonCherry Limited

The current court FDRs are limited to an hour, an hour and a half if you are lucky, split across the day, often with preparation done in the hour before the hearing.

Ben is an experienced Financial Remedies Judge, hearing both high value and Schedule 1 Children Act matters and offers a bespoke Private FDR Judge service for a fixed fee, for the full day. This service includes all reading and preparation in advance, as well as a full day to allow submissions and negotiations on discrete points and an indication. 

Parking, refreshments, comfortable surroundings, including private break out rooms can be provided at additional cost, or you can arrange facilites.

Fees depend upon complexity/evidence;

Up to 350 pages   £1000.00

350 - 750 pages  £1500.00

750 pages +  £2500.00

Travel is included with the fees quoted above if the Private FDR takes place in Leeds, Beverley, Hull, York, Doncaster or Sheffield. For Private FDRs in other locations please contact us for an expenses quote.

We carry PII with Markel in respect of this service with cover of £1 million per claim.