Ben is an Associate at Gilbert Walker, with particular expertise in directors’ liability, contract, insolvency, property and company law.

Prior to joining Gilbert Walker, Ben spent time practicing as an Associate in Bell Gully’s Litigation Department and as a Junior Barrister at Quay Chambers.

Ben graduated from the University of Auckland with an LLB (Honours) and BCom (majoring in accounting). He has also studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, as the recipient of a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia. Ben has been published in the New Zealand Law Journal and tutored the law of contract at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Law.


  • LLB (Hons) / BCom (Auckland)

  • Admitted to the Bar in 2019


  • acting for an ASX listed company and its director in High Court proceedings arising out of an initial public offering and a related shareholder class action

  • acting for directors alleged to have breached their directors' duties for allowing a company to enter into particular high-value transactions

  • acting for a Singaporean listed company in proceedings to enforce a foreign arbitral award against parties who were found to have abused the courts' processes across multiple High Court and Court of Appeal matters

  • acting for an insurer on multiple claims arising from the Christchurch earthquakes

  • acting for banks and commercial landlords in numerous enforcement proceedings