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Ben Moorhead

Ben Moorhead


Ben is a Partner in the London office.


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 current legislation and prevailing funding criteria, including the Sports Governance Code. 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. He also helped to create the Sports Council Trust Company to hold all the National Sports Centres and he helped to establish The National Sports Medicine Institute (NSMI) and the Anti- Doping structure with King's College London.  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 large number of families, trusts and charities.


Ben is on the Committee for Kent County Cricket Club. He is an independent director of CPSA, The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, the national governing body for clay target shooting, and is a director of BUCS, British Universities and Colleges Sport (to 2020). 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 and is a National Trustee of L'Arche UK (supporting those with mental impairment) and Chairman of The L'Arche Development Council and he is Vice Patron of The Kent Autistic Trust, helping to create better lives and futures. He is a Governor of Wellesley House School and the King's School Canterbury (to 2021). He is an 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. To 2012 he was a Kent Committee member of the Prince's Trust. To 2018 he was a trustee of the Scottish Wildcat Association, a conservation charity preserving an endangered species. In 2015 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Kent.  

Additional information

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

The Inheritance and Succession team has been commended by The Times Best Law Firms 2020.

Date of Qualification

1st October, 1983

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