Ben Rich

Team Barrister


M:  07921 260742

Ben qualified as a barrister in 2010.  In addition to his work as a Turnstone Law team barrister, he also practises through 2 Hare Court barristers' chambers.  He has a growing practice across a range of criminal regulatory work, with a particular focus on health & safety and white collar crime.

Ben has appeared in the Court of Appeal, Crown Court and Magistrates' Court.  He is an experienced trial advocate in front of juries and magistrates.

Before switching to law, Ben had a successful career as a journalist for the BBC.  As an editor at Newsnight and Deputy Editor of the Six and Ten O'clock News, his interest in health & safety was sparked by his responsibility for the safety of staff visiting hazardous environments on location.  His skills as a journalist give him an edge as a lawyer when it comes to seeing behind the arguments, getting to the nub of an issue quickly and giving clear concise written advice.


Health and Safety Lawyers' Association

Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers' Association



1981-1984 University College, Oxford BA (Hons)
Philosophy Politics and Economics (First)

Major Scholar, Inner Temple 2009

‘Outstanding’ result in Bar Vocational Course 2010