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Ben Moorhead

Ben Moorhead - Partner


Ben is a Partner in the London office and works on Company & Commercial, Sport, Private Wealth, Charities and Trust matters.


Ben has particular expertise in the sports and leisure industries. He has been a board member of a Stock Exchange listed leisure group and has acted for several major sports' governing bodies, including a number involved with disability sports. He is often asked to review the constitutions of governing bodies to ensure compliance with the Companies Act 2006 and prevailing funding criteria. He carried out the legal work to create the first British online lottery, the Premiership Lotter-e and all the legal work to create UK Sport and Sport England. Ben also advises a wide range of clients from smaller privately owned companies to large financial institutions and has substantial experience in corporate finance and funding and negotiating commercial agreements. He also acts for a larg e number of families, trusts and charities.


Since 2010 Ben has been on the Committee for Kent County Cricket Club. In 2014, he was appointed an independent director of CPSA, The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, the national governing body for clay target shooting, and a director of BUCS, British Universities and Colleges Sport. He is Chairman of England Karate. He is a Trustee of British Blind Sport. He is also a Trustee of Regain, the Trust for Sports Tetraplegics; The Canterbury Cathedral Trust; The Mountbatten Memorial Trust; a National Trustee of L'Arche UK (supporting those with mental impairment) and Chairman of The L'Arche Development Council. He is a governor of Wellesley House School and the King's School Canterbury. He is Advisory Board member of St Mary's University, London. He is Chairman of Wye Future Group (Environmental). He is a trustee of the Creative Dimension Trust and a trustee of the Arts Society, a national charity. He is a Finance Committee Member of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In 2015, he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Kent. In July 2015 Ben became a Partner of Hewitson Moorhead, now known as Hewitsons LLP.

Additional information

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Ben is a member of the British Association for Sport and Law

Number of Years Experience

35 years

Date of Qualification


Latest testimonials

“Ben Moorhead’s professionalism and attention to detail is commended and we would thoroughly recommend [Hewitson Moorhead] to any sport governing body or charitable organisation wishing to engage them” 

Cerebral Palsy Sport

“Ben’s expertise was very apparent and he was easy to work with. He was both responsive to changes that we proposed and assertive in response to proposals when necessary. His experience undoubtedly helped us to complete the project in a relatively short time and he displayed great patience as we progressed” 

Clay Pigeon Shooting Association

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