Miles Bennett

1986

'The Rolls Royce of Consumer Lawyers'

- Legal 500 (2017)

'He is a pillar of knowledge and support and as an advocate he is absolutely fantastic'

- Chambers & Partners UK - Consumer Law (2017)

'Commits wholeheartedly to a case and is an ideas man'

- Chambers & Partners UK - Health and Safety (2017)

Miles specialises in:

  • Consumer Law
  • Health and Safety Law & Inquests
  • Regulatory Law
  • LawTransport Law
  • Disciplinary

Having been instructed in excess of 20 murder trials, numerous fraud and rape cases in the early part of his career, Miles brings his advocacy skills, and tactical awareness from large and serious criminal cases and adds common sense and judgment to try and get the best practical and commercial result for his clients.

Miles is ranked in Band 1 for leading juniors for Consumer Law in both the current Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 and Band 3 in Chambers and Partners for Health and Safety.

Consumer Law: Prosecution

Miles is instructed to prosecute by a large number local of authorities both as leading junior and junior counsel.

Cases range from multi million pound ticket fraud to product safety, and Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulation cases.

Miles has considerable experience in advising and prosecuting multi jurisdiction/authority cases.

Miles was instructed as leading junior by the OFT/CMA in the first ever Pyramid Promotional Scheme case under the CPUTR’S involving a £21 Million loss to consumers and advised the ODA in relation to their powers on seizure and prosecution for the 2012 London Olympics.

He is regularly instructed by local authorities in Unfair Trading and Counterfeit Goods cases.

Miles successfully represented Suffolk County Council in The Court of Appeal against a company and director involved in aggressive commercial practices and unfair trading.

Miles is currently instructed to advise a local authority and the DVSA in a criminal investigation into a major car manufacturer and serious product safety issues.

Miles heads up a powerful 5 PB Consumer law group who provide topical, informative and entertaining seminars at the annual TSI (Trading Standards) Conference. Both Miles and others in the group regularly provide seminars and training for local authorities on Criminal Procedure and impending consumer law changes.

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Consumer Law: Defence

Health & Safety And Inquests

Regulatory: General

Regulatory: Prosecution

Regulatory: Defence

Transport Law : General

Transport: Prosecution

Transport: Defence

Disciplinary

Education/Professional