Benjamin Bell | 39 Park Square


Benjamin Bell

Ben grew up around Leeds and York, attending Huddersfield University to study a 4 year combined Legal Bachelors and LP degree before obtaining his BPTC at BPP Leeds. Post BPTC Ben obtained his Legal Masters Degree from BPP Leeds also.
Prior to joining 39 Park Square Ben worked as a criminal defence paralegal conducting litigation on a crown court caseload.
Ben began his career as a full tenant at number 39 on 16th June 2021.
Ben has developed a practice in the Magistrates, Youth and Crown Courts.
He regularly defends and prosecutes in both including cases of complex road traffic matters to serious violence.
Ben has developed a practice prosecuting and defending in cases involving dangerous dogs.
Ben is also regularly instructed to prosecute matters involving non-payment of rail fares.
He is a Grade 2 CPS Prosecutor.


R V – I successfully presented an exceptional hardship argument for a client who had 17 points on his license and had been charged with driving without due care and attention having rolled his vehicle and damaging a dry stone wall.
R v A – prosecuted a five day, three handed Youth trial where all three defendants were convicted of knife point robbery.
R v F – secured a suspended sentence for a man who had spent the last few years in and out of prison who was charged with breaching a restraining order. Making over 500 unwanted contacts over a period of multiple months.
R v S – secured a contingent destruction order and suspended sentence in a case where the offending dog had cause injury to a person on a previous occasion.
R v M – prosecuted an appeal conviction involving multiple hearsay applications and sensitive handling of witnesses.
R v M – successfully persuaded the Judge to sentence a defendant convicted of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs within the Sentencing Councils guidelines.
R v D – secured a walk-out sentence for an Albanian national in a three-handed cannabis farm case.
R v C – represented a defendant who had breach his Suspended Sentence Order on multiple occasions and secured a continuance of the order upon representations about the defendant’s mental health difficulties.
R v D – secured a guilty plea when prosecuting a dangerous dogs case after representations regarding the law in open court in front of a District Judge.
R v N – Secured a suspended sentence for a defendant charged with wounding involving a crow bar and a victim requiring stitches to the head.
R v A – Secured an acquittal of a client charged with theft of a vehicle after a submission of no-case to answer regarding the defendant’s intention to not permanently deprive.

Ben is a Semi-professional rugby player currently playing for Hull Ionians in the 4th level of English rugby. He has also been selected to represent Yorkshire in the last five County Championships including two historic victories against Lancashire.
Having lived in the countryside for most of his life Ben has developed a love of camping and hiking with his dogs.
Having inherited his love of cars from his Dad he has recently restored a 1980 Series iii Land Rover.
Ben is also a keen clay pigeon shooter.