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Ben Jenkins

Partner & Head of Commercial Litigation

Ben is head of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation team across our offices in Cardiff and Newport. He has developed specialisms in commercial litigation, construction disputes, injunctive relief, partnership and Director/Shareholders’ disputes, property disputes, breach of contract disputes, defamation and professional negligence actions, including advocacy at court and mediation.

Ben’s clients include PLCs and international companies, charities, professional sportsmen and professional sports clubs, as well as UK wide accountants and insolvency practitioners.

Successfully resisted an injunction and substantial damages claim on behalf of a group of stockbrokers in London, following a claim by their former employer that they had breached their restrictive covenants (2018)
Seafood Shack Ltd v Darlow [2019] EWHC 1567 (Ch)
Successful defamation claim after 3 day Trial (April 2019)
Water Treatment Products Limited v Scott [2019] EWHC 1777 (Ch)
Success at a Trial to recover commission owed to an IFA after over 3 years of litigation (March 2021).
Settled a significant, complex claim involving inter-company loans on very favourable terms for his client (the other side’s acceptance of a Part 36 Offer made in 2016) just before Trial in London (May 2021).
Assisted a company client successfully and completely resist a multi-party application for an Injunction in the High Court for trespass and significant damages. Our client’s costs were paid in full (2022)
Successfully obtained an anonymity Order, expedited Trial and an Injunction acting for several Claimants in a complex privacy and harassment claim against numerous Defendants (2022)
Successfully recovered a sum in excess of six-figures for a commercial landlord, following  litigation against a former commercial tenant for the unlawful removal of goods, dilapidations and other breaches of a lease (2022)
Resolution of a complex construction dispute on very favourable terms. This came after years of litigation, following the Defendant’s acceptance of a Part 36 offer that was 3 years old (2022)

‘Led by the knowledgeable and professional Ben Jenkins, Harding Evans LLP’s client-focused four-strong team provides very responsive advice to local and national businesses across a wide array of disputes’.

‘As part of his broad-ranging disputes practise, Jenkins has niche expertise in relation to defamation matters’. 

Legal 500 2021


‘Harding Evans LLP’s four-strong Newport-based team provides balanced, informed and insightful advice to local and national businesses across a wide array of disputes, including breach of contract and professional negligence matters.

Ben Jenkins has developed a strong grounding in relation to defamation matters, as well as handling work for numerous sports clubs and individuals’.

‘The brilliant Ben Jenkins has a great rapport with his clients, ensures he fully understands the complexities for the problem at hand and most of all, he cares, he is vested in both his practise and the client’.

Legal 500 2022

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