Ben Smitten
  • An excellent advocate.

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  • He has a knack of finding practical solutions when others fail.

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Called 1999

Ben Smitten


In recent years Ben has been exclusively instructed on a private basis in relation to all levels of alleged criminality at all stages of criminal proceedings including; the pre-charge stage (making representations in respect of charging decisions and the conduct of investigations), pre-trial legal applications and trial. His results are testament to his winning strategies.

Ben is a specialist criminal defence advocate and adviser with particular expertise in defending murder, large-scale fraud and serious organised crime. Acts for UK nationals charged with criminal offences in other jurisdictions.

His work rate, ability and experience in defending in serious and complex criminal cases are unrivalled. He is committed, extremely hard working and determined.

In 2008 Ben was the youngest ranked “Leading Junior” in Chambers and Partners directory.

Recommended as a leading junior in crime in Chambers and Partners UK 2015. 

In 2015 Ben was ranked in the top 20 criminal barristers (non-silk) in London Legal 500.

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
  • Middle Temple

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