Ben has advised on pensions and employee benefits for fifteen years. He has a broad range of experience in occupational and personal pension schemes, both domestic and international. Ben provides legal counsel on corporate transactions as well as the establishment, maintenance, restructuring, and insolvency of pension schemes. His clients include major multinationals and publicly listed corporations, insurers, banks, pension providers, and leading UK and American law firms as well as the Isle of Man Government.
Ben assisted on the drafting of the Isle of Man pension and tax legislation and is currently a member of an Isle of Man Government steering committee. In addition to pension law, Ben is able to provide in-depth advice on employee share and performance plans, as well as wider trust matters.
Ben is the Isle of Man’s only member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised Practitioner for Offshore: Employment in Chambers UK 2019
Recognised as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 2018 for Isle of Man: Insurance and Pensions
Recognised by the Legal 500 2018 for Isle of Man: Employment
"Pensions law expert"
Legal 500 2018
Ben is named as a leading individual by the Legal 500 2017 for Insurance & Pensions.
Ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 Insurance and Pensions (2016)
Head of Cains’ Insurance and Pensions Department Isle of Man (Ranked Tier 1, Legal 500)
Who’s Who Legal 100 (leading practitioner for the Isle of Man)
Corporate International’s Magazine’s Global Award: Pensions Law Firm of the Year (Isle of Man) 2014, 2015 and 2016
Global Law Experts: Pensions Law Firm of the Year (Isle of Man) 2014 and 2015
ACQ Global Awards: Pensions Law Firm of the Year (Isle of Man) 2014
|2016||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2003-2016||Cains Advocates Limited | Associate, Senior Associate then Department Director: Insurance & Pensions|
|1998-2003||SNR Denton | Trainee then Associate Solicitor|
|2000||Qualified as a Solicitor|