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Ben Patten QC

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Practice Areas

Principal areas of practice are construction, including claims against construction professionals and professional negligence. Frequently involved in cases involving architects, engineers, surveyors, project managers, solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial advisers and insurance brokers. Also, substantial experience in commercial and insurance disputes. Leading cases include Dreamvar UK Ltd v Mishcon de Reya, Hunt v Optima, Biffa Waste Services Ltd v Maschinenfabrik Ernst Hese Gmbh. Acts as a mediator and adjudicator.


Called to the Bar in 1986. Queen’s Counsel 2010. Called to Bar of the Republic of Ireland in 1998, called to Bar of Northern Ireland in 2014.

Professional Memberships

TECBAR, Society of Construction Law, Professional Negligence Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


Professional Negligence in Construction, Co-editor of Jackson and Powell, chapter 9 “Construction Professionals”, Co-editor of Professional Liability Looseleaf, Chapter 9, “Solicitors”.


Oxford University, City University, Middle Temple.