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Ben Dures

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Ben Dures qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and for 11 years was a Partner in a large East Anglian firm before joining Scott-Moncrieff.  For several years he has been listed in the Legal 500 as excelling in cases involving workplace and road traffic accidents.

Ben is a member of the Association Of Child Abuse Lawyers.

Legal Experience:

Notable cases include acting for the widow of a serviceman killed in a boating accident, winning a substantial settlement for a man who was badly injured in a road traffic accident and no longer able to provide care for his autistic son, obtaining compensation for a man who was sexually abused at a children's home in the 1950s and acting for the parents of a dead child whose organs were unlawfully removed following his death.

Ben has significant experience in representing adults who suffered physical and sexual abuse as children and has taken part in group actions against local authorities for failing to protect those in their care.

He has expertise in claims relating to treatment in psychiatric units and issues around mental capacity/deprivation of liberty.

In addition to his personal injury and medical negligence work Ben has considerable experience in dispute resolution and is a keen advocate of negotiation and mediation as a way of bringing cases to a conclusion without putting clients through the stress and expense of court hearings.

Interests:

In his spare time, Ben enjoys drama, a variety of sports and spending time with his two sons.