Ben Frost is a solicitor and accredited mediator in the firm’s commercial litigation and property litigation team at the West End office. The Legal 500 has recognised the team as having a “unique dynamic” and “a well-integrated and exceptionally talented property litigation team”. Ben has individually been recognised by The Legal 500 2019 as a Recommended Lawyer.
Ben has experience in a wide variety of disputes including work in the Court of Appeal, High Court, emergency High Court injunctions, Property Tribunals and County Court.
After qualifying at a medium size Central London firm, Ben has specialised in property litigation, dealing with commercial and residential lease extensions, landlord and tenant disputes, rights to erect scaffolding, possession proceedings, adverse possession, forfeiture and construction adjudication. He also has experience in commercial litigation, including contract disputes, misrepresentation, unfair prejudice petitions, negligence claims and debt recovery/insolvency.
In his role as mediator, Ben can be instructed to attempt to settle disputes at a confidential mediation which has the benefit of saving time, costs, emotional distress and reputation. This is an emerging alternative dispute resolution method and should be considered at the earliest stage possible in any dispute.
Outside of work Ben is a keen sportsman, taking part in football and running. Ben has run the London marathon for charity in the past.
Recent Cases include:
- Acting for an Asset Manager to secure possession of a commercial premises from an occupier alleging occupation under a Lease protected under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Successfully obtaining possession, an injunction for life and costs using principles of Javad v Aqil  1 All ER 243
- Acted for the Respondent in an injunction application for delivery up of fixtures and chattels, following the winding up of a group company. Reported - URT Group Ltd -v- Dowers  EWHC 3195 (Ch)
- Defending a claim of circa £500,000 in relation to homebuilder’s NHBC indemnity.
- Acted for the Respondent in defence of a claim for an injunction and unfair prejudice petition relating to 45% of the company shares.
- Acting for the Claimant leaseholder in a claim for breach of quiet enjoyment/derogation from grant when the freeholder erected scaffolding directly outside the premises on a licensed area. Using the principles of Timothy Taylor Limited -v- Mayfair House Corp & Ors  EWHC] 1075 (Ch).
- Completing a statutory residential lease extension for a premium value of £585,000.
- Obtaining a vesting order and completing a statutory residential lease extension for a tenant where there was an absent landlord.