Ben Posford

Position: Partner

Ben Posford is Head of the Catastrophic Injury Department at Osbornes

Ben Posford is recommended in the Legal 500, listed as a leading lawyer in the field of personal injury law (Chambers & Partners), and a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Ben acts exclusively for claimants who have suffered life-changing injuries of the utmost severity, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fatalities, amputations and severe injuries caused by medical negligence.

Ben has a special interest in early rehabilitation issues for the seriously injured, particularly those with severe brain injuries, paraplegia or tetraplegia, and on behalf of his clients pursues defendants for initial compensation payments from the outset to establish effective care and therapy regimes, and to secure appropriate housing.

He regularly contributes to the national media on issues such as employers’ liability and catastrophic injuries, and has written for The Times, various legal journals, and appeared on BBC Radio. He has forthright views about the rights of people who are injured through no fault of their own, and lectures on issues involving compensation and civil procedure.

Ben is an accredited Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and the elected Secretary of APIL’s national Damages Special Interest Group.

Ben is always happy to discuss and explain the law to individuals who are unsure about their right to compensation, either in person or over the telephone, and has a reputation for pursuing and winning complex claims.

Chambers and Partners:

“Ben Posford is highlighted by sources for his ability to handle a range of high-profile and high-value catastrophic injury claims. He is also noted for his ‘excellent experience’ and for being a ‘dedicated and diligent’ practitioner.”
Chambers UK 2017

“Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.”
2016 edition

“As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.”
 2016 edition

“Ben Posford of Osbornes LLP is an incredibly experienced catastrophic injury practitioner who is adept at handling complex brain and spinal cord injuries. According to commentators, “he stands out as someone who always has his eye on the ball” and “he is highly regarded in the market.”
2015 edition

Ben Posford… is singled out for his expertise in high-level catastrophic claims, particularly his handling of devastating brain and spinal injuries. He is described as a “fantastic lawyer who is extremely personable in dealing with clients and with opponents, and he has an unusual level of knowledge of the intricacies of procedure and substantive law.”
2014 edition

“Ben Posford… is considered instrumental in the rapidly growing reputation of his firm’s personal injury department.”
2013 edition

Ben Posford…”couples meticulous legal skills with a hugely personable manner with clients and opponents,’ and is noted for his skills in ‘directing and motivating those working beneath him.”
 2012 edition

Legal 500:

“Ben Posford specialises in catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims”
2016 edition

Ben Posford ‘finds angles other lawyers miss and fights incredibly hard for his clients’
2015 edition

Ben Posford is ‘exceptional, and a real expert in the field of catastrophic injury’.
2014 edition

Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
2012 edition

Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
2011 edition

Memberships and Accreditations

Spinal Injuries Association – Approved Solicitor
Headway – the brain injury association – Approved Solicitor
The Brain Injury Group – Approved Solicitor
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); Accredited Fellow
Secretary of APIL’s Damages Special Interest Group
The Law Society of England & Wales (Solicitor)

Client Feedback

“Ben Posford has supported and guided us through easily the most traumatic event in our lives with a compassion and empathy that has been unwavering. He has without exception put our daughter (his client) first in all discussions and deliberations and I cannot think of a single occasion where he has not been immediately available to us either by phone or email, which has inspired enormous confidence in him”.

“He was literally there as my rock in the eye of the storm and his approach helped me so much to cope”.

“Absolutely nothing escaped him. He read, considered and commented on everything that was put before him, and that was immensely reassuring as he showed so many times how absolutely ‘on the ball’ he was – that he knew his stuff and that we were in safe hands”.

“We are very proud to say that Ben represented our daughter and achieved a new beginning for her. She now looks forward to the future with genuine happiness and hope after an accident that left her feeling that there was no hope or meaningful future. There is no price tag that we would not have paid for that and will always be indebted to Ben for it. A heart-felt thank you”.


Away from the office, Ben enjoys spending time with his young family and supporting his village cricket club. He lives in Kent.

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Ben is shortlisted for Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year 2015 at the Eclipse Personal Injury Awards.
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Ben is a Member of the American Association for Justice.



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