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Ben Holden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ben joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2009. He specialises in serious, heavyweight crime including, homicide, serious sexual offences, fraud and confiscation proceedings.  He has a particular interest in cases with complex forensic issues,  an international aspect and those involving proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act.  He has developed an expertise in football related disorder and defending in applications for football banning orders.

He regularly acts for individuals funded by Legal Aid and also privately represents professionals who find themselves accused of criminal offences.  Recently he has represented an oil executive charged with serious sexual offences, a banker charged with being drunk and disorderly, a music producer charged with driving matters where he successfully argued against being disqualified and a recruitment consultant being investigated for drugs offences.

Ben qualified in 2002 with Powell Spencer & Partners in Kilburn.  Prior to undertaking a training contract with that firm he worked almost exclusively defending suspects at the police station, representing those accused of the whole gamut of criminal offences from minor offences to the most serious such as murder and conspiracies. On qualification Ben moved to a leading firm in Kentish Town and soon established a busy practice representing defendants in the Magistrates’ Court at procedural hearings, sentencing hearings and trials.

Ben is a member of LCCSA and Amnesty International.