Current View:

This content is provided by Ben Summers.

Practice Areas

Ben was called to the Bar in 1994 and joined QEB Hollis Whiteman where he was in independent practice for eight years. He joined white collar firm Peters & Peters in March 2003 and was appointed as a partner in 2007. In May 2009 Ben resumed independent practice at the Bar and joined Three Raymond Buildings. Ben has a practice in business crime, professional discipline, inquests & public inquiries and regulatory matters, with specialist experience in data protection enforcement and compliance issues, including corruption & bribery. He has acted in some of the largest fraud and corruption matters over recent years including LIBOR, Innospec, Oil for Food, Johnson & Johnson, Torex Retail, Vantis Tax and FH Bertling. He regularly defends in matters prosecuted by the SFO and FCA. Ben acts for the ICO, individuals & corporates in data protection and e-commerce matters; he has been instructed for both prosecution and defence in matters arising from Operations Millipede & Spruce and he acts for the ICO in the SCL / Cambridge Analytica case. Ben has appeared in numerous discipline hearings and inquests, and at public inquires such as the Baha Mousa Inquiry and the Undercover Policing Inquiry.


University of Sussex: LLB (Hons) (1990-1993), ICSL (1993-1994).

Professional Memberships