Benn is a solicitor-advocate (all higher courts, civil and criminal) in both England & Wales and is admitted to practice as a solicitor-advocate in the Eastern Caribbean Circuit.
Benn’s work includes acting for insolvency practitioners, creditors, debtors, companies, directors and other stakeholders.
Benn has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector having (among other things) led the insolvency advice on the pre-pack sale of 4Children (August 2016). Benn’s work also includes acting for insolvency office-holders in relation to unlawful tax avoidance schemes, breach of duty claims against directors, cross-border insolvency issues, and acting on complex bankruptcy issues.
Benn’s client list includes FRP Advisory LLP, Grant Thornton, RSM, Smith & Williamson, Elwell Watchorn & Saxton, Moorfields, WSM Marks Bloom and Turpin Barker Armstrong.
Benn is a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and sits on the the Consulting Editorial Board for Lexis PSL Restructuring and Insolvency and the LexisAsk panel for insolvency law.
Acted for the trustee in bankruptcy in Amin v Redbrige  EWHC 3100 (Ch) – annulments and recessions of bankruptcy orders and costs orders
Acting for the petitioning creditor in a complex bearer share dispute concern property in the Czech Republic (which included appointing provisional liquidators) – GBI Investments Limited ( All ER (D) 171 (Jun)).
Acted for the Swiss liquidators of Swissair in their applications under the UNCITRAL model law on insolvency proceedings – Schweizerische Luftverkehr-Aktiengesellschaft  All ER (D) 153 (Aug)
Acted for the trustee in bankruptcy in the case of Segal v Pasram  EWHC 3448 (Ch) (transactions at an undervalue and matrimonial agreements)
Re Eurocruit Europe Limited (in liquidation)  EWHC 1433 (Ch) – directors, breach of duty claims and limitation
Led the insolvency advice on the pre-pack administration sale of the large children’s charity 4Children
Acting for the trustee in bankruptcy of Karen Millen on certain aspects of her bankruptcy
Acting for the Cayman liquidators to a Hedge Fund, which was a feeder fund to a well-known New York based “Ponzi scheme”
Acting for a group of investors on a fraud by a “day trader” giving rise to a significant judgment debt and numerous interim relief orders (freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal)