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Ben Lester

Ben Lester

Associate

Ben is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. Prior to joining Stann, Ben worked for a leading London shipping firm for a number of years. He specialises in all aspects of maritime law and has acted on behalf of clients in high-value disputes in the English courts and in arbitrations conducted under various institutional regimes. Ben advises clients in the shipping and trade sectors on a broad spectrum of contentious matters, including charterparty disputes and claims arising under COAs and bills of lading. Ben also has a strong admiralty background and has assisted clients in relation to claims arising from collisions, groundings and fires. He has conducted numerous casualty investigations and has experience advising clients in the immediate aftermath of major incidents. Ben is also able to provide non-contentious advice, including in relation to the drafting and negotiation of industry-specific contracts.

ben.lester@stann.com M:+44 7552 510680