Ben Patten QC

Barrister, 4 New Square

Recognised as a Leading Construction Silk by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Ben has very considerable experience in construction and engineering disputes.  Described as “calm under pressure and always willing to stick his neck out on a case”; “technically he’s one of the best around. He is also highly responsive”, he acts for both claimants and defendants in a wide range of cases in the TCC, Arbitrations, Adjudications and the Court of Appeal. Ben frequently acts for employers, contractors and construction professionals in high value TCC cases and arbitrations. He is particularly experienced in engineering and design disputes and is frequently instructed to act on behalf of insurers. He is the co-author of Professional Negligence in Construction [Routledge] and his current caseload includes acting for contractors in respect of a major fire damage claim, acting for engineers sued for damage to a very large warehouse project and acting for the design and build joint venture in respect of a project concerning the University of Ulster.