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Ben Ricketts - Associate

Ben Ricketts Ben is a key member of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Climate Change teams.

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Ben advises clients on a wide range of litigation matters, from debt recovery to disputes related to contractual performance and tenancies. Before joining HopgoodGanim, Ben worked for a number of years in the mining industry, bringing valuable insights to the resolution of disputes in the resources and energy sector.

A key member of HopgoodGanim's multi-disciplinary Climate Change team, Ben has a particular interest in the legislative and regulatory developments associated with climate change and environmental sustainability, and advises clients on their legal obligations in this ever-evolving field.

Ben holds qualifications in Laws and Environmental Science (Honours) from Griffith University, and is currently studying an MBA through the University of Queensland.

Areas of Practice

  • Advising on the settlement of a contract for the sale of a $12 million Gold Coast hotel after the buyer attempted to renege as a result of the Global Financial Crisis.
  • Advising on the opposition of injunction proceedings seeking to remove a caveat over a block of Sunshine Coast units, the day before the units were put up for auction.
  • Successfully defending a luxury boat builder in a $250,000 injury claim.
  • Advising and successfully defending a mining contractor in claims made outside of a contract in both trial and appeal, and obtaining indemnity costs.
  • Representing a client at a five-day Supreme Court trial and appeal relating to the dissolution of a 40-year farming partnership, with properties valued at over $10 million.
  • Advising an Adelaide-based industrial energy client on mediation and reaching settlement.
  • Advising on the trial and settlement of a building dispute related to share and partnership options.
  • Defending Victorian Supreme Court proceedings related to the construction of a green power plant.
  • Advising a national retailer, and commencing proceedings against a multi- national landlord in respect of its tenancies.