Founding Partner

Ben Rose

Founding Partner

Ben Rose has been described in the 2018 edition of Chambers UK as "very bright and strong technically, and has the gravitas you need".

Ben is a founding partner of Hickman and Rose and has worked for over 28 years on large and complex cases involving financial crime, regulatory enforcement, confiscation, general crime, extradition, and some of the largest art fraud prosecutions ever. He has a creative and passionate approach to his cases, creating powerful partnerships with his clients.

Ben is consistently involved in some of the most complex and high profile criminal cases. He has acted for CEOs, senior managers and directors of many of the major banks, BAT, Olympus, HP/Autonomy, Macmillan Publishing, News Corporation as well as for many well-known law firms, high net worth families, and global celebrities. Those that are in the public domain include the artist David Hockney, businessman Hans Rausing, television presenter Kirsty Gallagher and the X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

In recent years Ben has represented many of the key individuals investigated by the FCA and the SFO in connection with allegations of LIBOR fixing including Ryan Reich, Pete Koutsogiannis and Neil Danziger. He is currently retained on a major FCA investigation into a global bank and a number of its senior individuals.

Ben is a member of the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering Panel which provides specialist money laundering advice to other solicitors. He is a member of the Times Law Panel, a former chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association and a founder of the youth charity Grit ( He has lectured to the Judicial Studies Board, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Annual Justice Conference and addressed the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Ceremony as well as Transparency International. He was also British heavyweight kickboxing champion in 2000 and 2002.

Email Ben on or call 020 7702 5333.