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Ben Marsden

Associate

Tel. 01482 590247 / 07712 524241
Fax. 0870 600 5984
Email: bem@gosschalks.co.uk
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About Ben...

With a down to earth, pragmatic attitude, Ben represents clients in commercial, contentious probate and estate disputes of all sizes, whether they are making a claim or responding to one. Ben is known for taking time to understand his clients’ needs and get them the best possible result.


Specialisms:

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Inheritance Disputes and Disappointed Beneficiary Claims
  • Wills, Executor and Estate Disputes
  • Estate Debt Recovery

Case Highlight

Bird & Montgomery -v- Lantern Recovery LLP & Others [2021] EWHC 1379 (Ch) (“Coleman”) – Ben acted for the Claimant Executors bringing a claim to trial to recover assets diverted from the Estate. After considering expert handwriting reports filed by both sides and hearing witness evidence in a hybrid trial in the High Court trial lasting 2 weeks, His Honour Judge Gerald made findings of forgery and undue influence against the Defendants. The Claimants were awarded over £3.1m plus costs on the indemnity basis. The Court of Appeal has subsequently refused the Defendants’ application for permission to appeal.


Industry Quote:

“Ben has the perfect combination of outstanding ability and appetite for hard work that ensures his clients are both protected and successful at every level”

Matthew Collins, Barrister, Dere Street Chambers