Benjamin is a specialist public law practitioner. He is also consistently ranked as a leading barrister in extradition and has extensive experience in representing individuals, UK and foreign governments and requesting judicial authorities in the European Union.

He regularly appears in the Supreme Court, Divisional and Administrative Courts. In public law, he is frequently instructed by the Government in difficult judicial reviews concerning immigration and prison law.

Clients value Benjamin’s excellent communication skills, expert knowledge, meticulous grasp of the details of the case and pragmatic approach. Benjamin is an accomplished linguist and speaks French and Italian to court standard.

Benjamin is frequently instructed by the Government in complex judicial reviews concerning immigration and prison law. He also has a significant coronial and inquiry practice, with particular expertise in deaths in custody, and advice on unlawful detention, and national security. His background in criminal law assists him with inquest juries.

Benjamin recently acted in VA, one of the first UK extradition cases to be determined by the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Since his appointment to the Attorney General’s panel in 2017 Benjamin has regularly appeared in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and has also appeared in the County Court in relation to civil claims made by prisoners.

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