Ben Hardiman

Ben Hardiman


What can Ben do for you?

Ben is a very experienced lawyer who specialises in advising clients how to manage and successfully resolve professional indemnity, construction and insurance disputes. He focuses on advising clients operating in the construction sector, including contractors, architects, engineers and other consultants. Ben also advises insurers on policy coverage issues along with claims against insurance brokers, solicitors and directors and officers' policyholders in complex and high value disputes.

Supporting your ambitions

A significant amount of Ben's time is spent advising clients about cladding, fire safety and the Building Safety Act 2022. He led a team in the defence of a design & build contractor and its successful pursuit of its sub-contractor in one of the few reported claims arising out of defective cladding and fire safety issues: LDC (Portfolio One) Ltd v George Downing Construction Ltd & European Sheeting Ltd [2022] EWHC 356 (TCC).

What do others say?

‘Ben Hardiman has a vast amount of experience, he’s responsive, contactable and just gets our outlook and responds accordingly. That is rare to find. Ben has the ability to break down complex legal arguments which then allows us to respond and act accordingly to ensure the best possible outcome.’ Testimonial from Legal 500 

"Ben makes enormous efforts to help and provides really commercial advice." Testimonial from Chambers&Partners

‘Common sense, no-nonsense advice, have become a real go-to for our organisation and have now five separate matters for us on technical high-value claims.’  Testimonial for Ben's team from Chambers&Partners

What else should you know?

Ben supports Liverpool Football Club. His own football boots have long since been hung up and his fitness activities now involve running around after his children, along with golf and cycling when time and weather permit.


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