Ben Lashmar

Ben Lashmar

First Junior Clerk


Ben Lashmar is our First Junior Clerk and joined Chambers in 1993. Deputising for David in his absence, and as part of the senior clerking team, he is responsible for the management and strategic development of barristers’ practices across all levels of seniority. His experience and understanding of individual practices, coupled with his pragmatic and proactive approach, allow him to make considered and trusted recommendations to clients. Ben is recognised in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for his user-friendly and committed approach to clerking. He is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks, and is a past management committee member of PILARS, a pro-bono organization that provides free representation to debtors in bankruptcy cases.

Legal 500

 L500 – Winner of Clerk of the Year – 2022

‘Ben Lashmar makes an excellent deputy to David Goddard.’

‘Ben Lashmar is fantastic; pragmatic and very commercial – he understands the lay client’s needs and demands.’

‘Ben, in particular, frequently goes above and beyond to assist where possible.’

‘Great clerks room. Very on top of it and a pleasure to work with. Ben Lashmar stands out.’

Chambers and Partners

“Ben Lashmar is trusted to recommend the right person for the case and is pragmatic. He is user friendly & very good at getting back to you.”

“is absolutely brilliant and really committed – he will answer the phone any time of the day or night.”

“is the life and soul of chambers.”

“enthusiastic, proactive and always on hand to assist with anything that arises.”