- Fellowship in 2001 at the University of Cambridge
- Scholarship in 1998 at the University of Nottingham
Benny read pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, where he graduated with the highest first class degree in the subject in 1997 and was awarded the Fitzhugh Memorial Prize for the most outstanding student and the Anita and Nicola Lee Prize for research. Upon completion of his professional training in hospital pharmacy, Benny returned to Nottingham as a Croucher Scholar to pursue PhD research in developing humanized antibodies for cancer diagnosis and therapy. In 2001, Benny joined the laboratory of Sir Gregory Winter, FRS at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology as a Croucher Fellow, to study protein engineering and in vitro evolution.
In 2004, Benny decided to take a fresh turn in his career and was admitted to read Law at the University of Cambridge. Upon graduation, Benny returned to Hong Kong and undertook professional training in law. In 2007, Benny was awarded the Charles Ching Memorial Scholarship by the Hong Kong Bar Association and was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2008.
Benny is a member of Des Voeux Chambers, where he has been developing his legal practice for the last few years. His litigation practice covers a broad spectrum of civil and commercial cases, including intellectual property-related and other cases incorporating a medical or scientific dimension, in which Benny has been able to put his pharmacy and scientific training to good use.
With his academic background, Benny has also maintained a keen interest in legal education, and has been appointed external examiner and part-time lecturer by the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law since 2010.
In his spare time, Benny enjoys traveling, photography and music.