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Contact Details

Ben O'Loughlin

William Forster Chambers

Level 1
26 Harry Chan Avenue

PO Box 4369

Tel: 08 8982 4700
Fax: 08 8941 1541

Practice Details

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Ben O'Loughlin

Ben O’Loughlin is a barrister at William Forster Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.


Ben was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in South Australia in 1990 after obtaining degrees in both Law and Economics.

Ben first worked as a solicitor/clerk in London. He then moved to Darwin in 1993 and commenced work as a Police Prosecutor, appearing in a large number of cases and gaining experience in evidence and crime.

In 1995 Ben was employed as a solicitor at Cridlands where he practised in commercial and general litigation together with some criminal matters.

Ben joined William Forster Chambers in February 1998. He has been the Secretary/Treasurer of the Northern Territory Bar Association, Chairperson of Darwin Community Legal Service and Commissioner for the NT Football League. He is currently the Vice President of the Northern Territory Bar Association.

Ben’s areas of law include personal injury, medical negligence, workers compensation, commercial disputes including the pastoral industry and building and construction.

He has a special interest in the quantum aspects of large and complicated matters.’loughlin/

Areas of Practice
  • Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Appellate (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Dust Diseases (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Insurance - disability claims (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Intentional Torts (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - motor accident (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - workers compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Motor Vehicles (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Professional Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Work Injury Damages (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Workers Compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Building and Construction (Commercial)
  • Contractual Disputes (Commercial)
  • Insurance (Commercial)
  • Professional Liability (Commercial)
  • Real Property (Commercial)
  • Transport Law - Admiralty/Aviation/Maritime (Commercial)
  • Public/Administrative
  • Appellate (Public/Administrative)
  • Disciplinary Proceedings (Public/Administrative)
  • Discrimination (Public/Administrative)
  • Judicial Review and administrative law (Public/Administrative)
  • Liquor Licensing (Public/Administrative)
  • Civil Appeals (Appellate)
  • Equity
  • Family Provision (Equity)
  • Real Property (Equity)
  • Wills and Probate (Equity)
  • Industrial/Employment
  • Appellate (Industrial/Employment)
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade (Industrial/Employment)
  • Work Health and Safety (Industrial/Employment)
  • Coronial Inquests (Inquests/Inquiries)