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Benjamin Whitwell

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Practice Group Leader, Queensland - Commercial and Project Litigation

Phone 07 3331 9100 Fax 07 3331 9180
Location Brisbane, Queensland
Language English

Ben’s practice spans securities and financial services / products class actions, commercial and regulatory litigation and corporate law, acting for individual and corporate clients. Ben brings to his approach the experience he acquired while working with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).


  • Financial services industry disputes and litigation
  • Regulatory advice and advocacy
  • Stock broking and shareholder disputes and litigation
  • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance
  • Franchising advice and disputes

Career History

  • Since 2012 Slater and Gordon (practice group leader)
  • 2005-12 Slater and Gordon (senior associate)
  • 2003-2005 Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 2007 Admitted High Court of Australia
  • 2004 Admitted Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 2003 Juris Doctor (Honours), Bond University
  • 1992 Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University, South Australia

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Society of Queensland
  • Competition and Consumer Law Committee
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia (F Fin)
  • Financial Planners Association of Australia
  • South Australian Cricket Association