Ben provides advocacy services (preparing and presenting legal argument) in the Superior Courts (the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court) and the Lower Courts (various district and regional magistrates' courts), as well as a variety of other tribunals and forums, including disciplinary committees, bargaining councils and Parliamentary portfolio committees.

Ben contributes considerable pro bono time to public interest litigation, helping to set landmark precedents in the fields of freedom of expression, access to information and anti-corruption. He has developed a reputation for integrity and ingenuity, with an aptitude for simplifying complex problems.

Constitutional Court, Braamfontein
© Ben Winks


SIGNIFICANT MATTERS
 

Constitutional Court, Braamfontein
© Ben Winks

Constitutional Court


Supreme Court of Appeal

Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein
© Ben Winks


High Court


Magistrates' Courts and other adjudicative bodies

Conrad Koch and Chester Missing in the Randburg Magistrate's Court
© The Citizen


Parliament and other deliberative bodies

  • written and oral submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Works concerning the 2015 Expropriation Bill  

  • written submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry concerning the 2015 Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill 

  • written and oral submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications concerning the 2015 Films and Publications Amendment Bill

  • written submissions to the Davis Tax Commitee concerning the role of land value taxation in fostering conditions for South Africans to gain equitable access to land