Ben Santamaria

What do you do for your clients ?

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I am a dual qualified senior solicitor (UK and Australia), with a broad range of in-house experience, ranging from the London Olympic organising committee, to a government sporting agency to more recently looking after UHNWI and their luxury assets.

What are your legal specialities?

Having qualified in Australia in 2006, I spent the subsequent five years in private practice – general commercial in Australia and commercial real estate in the UK before moving in-house.

I am a generalist, advising private clients (UHNWI, entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs) on their day-to-day commercial legal needs – from commercial negotiations (such as consultant appointments, service agreements), to corporate governance support, to luxury asset acquisition and disposal to general commercial real estate queries.

What do clients say?

I am approachable. I understand my client’s ultimate goals and how to achieve them, be that a pragmatic middle ground with their counterparty, or a tougher stance when the clients’ interests or reputation need firmer protection. My breadth of experience allows me a wide range of solutions for my clients, as well as understanding when they need the more specialised expertise of colleagues at Arbor Law.

Behind the lawyer

I have four young children – spare time in the winter is generally spent ferrying them around various sporting fixtures, whilst in the Summer more time is spent on the Thames on a paddleboard, or by its banks on a padel court.

Before Arbor

  • 2006 – 2011 Private practice Australia and London
  • 2011 – 2013 In-house solicitor at LOCOG
  • 2013 – 2018 Senior in-house solicitor at Sport England
  • 2018 – 2022 Legal counsel at prominent single family office, London
  • 2022 onwards Owner of Tyburn Partners (family office advisors to UHNWI)


  • BA/LLB – Monash University, Australia
  • Admission – Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia (March 2006)
    • Senior Courts, England & Wales (December 2010)