Ben Smith works across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support. He joined GQ | Littler in 2017 as a paralegal and qualified as a solicitor in 2020 following the completion of his training contract. During his training contract, Ben completed a secondment at a boutique law firm in London where he saw practice in private funds, secondary transactions, and hedge funds.
Ben has particular experience in defending complex Employment Tribunal litigation, including as part of the team that successfully appealed a long-running whistleblowing, sex discrimination, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and victimisation claim to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Ben regularly supports and manages international employment advisory projects. He also has significant experience managing document review projects, such as disclosure and data subject access requests, leveraging technology and flexible resourcing solutions.
Drawing on a longstanding academic interest and experience working in the charitable sector, Ben is particularly interested in equality, diversity, and discrimination issues for employers arising in both contentious and non-contentious maters. Ben also supports the London office’s knowhow and training capability, regularly keeping clients and the team informed of legal developments, as well as the legal technology workstream.