Ben Stansfield

Ben Stansfield is one the UK's leading lawyers practising planning and environmental law. Ben is based in our London office and brings with him a wealth of experience advising clients on the consenting and regulation of their projects and their compliance with environmental regulations and reporting standards.

In addition to his advisory and transactional practices, a substantial part of Ben's work is contentious and he has enjoyed a number of successes, both bringing and defending challenges to planning permissions and environmental consents.

Ben is highly regarded for his straightforward approach and clients appreciate his ability to break down complex regulations into user-friendly practical advice that they can action. Ben is a former Vice Chair of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and was a Trustee of UKELA for eight years.

Ben speaks internationally on UK and European environmental law issues and represents a number of overseas law firms with specialist elements of their transactions.

Ben is recommended for both planning and environmental law in both Legal 500 and chambers and partners and also features in Who's Who Environmental Law.

Career & Recognition

He's great - very personable, relatable, professional, diligent and responsive too
- Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Career
    November 2018
    Gowling WLG (UK), partner
  • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
     2003
    Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
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Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Career
      November 2018
      Gowling WLG (UK), partner
  • 2013

    • Career
      July 2013
      Stephenson Harwood LLP, partner, head of environment and planning
  • 2007

    • Career
       2007
      Clifford Chance, senior associate
  • 2003

    • Career
       2003
      Clifford Chance, associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2003
      Qualified, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • 2001

    • Career
       2001
      Clifford Chance, trainee
  • 2000

    • Education
      July 2000
      Nottingham Law School, LPC
  • 1999

    • Education
      July 1999
      University of Kent, Law with French