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The Building Safety Act
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Ben Smith

Senior Associate, Fenwick Elliott


Ben Smith


Ben is a technically strong construction disputes lawyer and adept problem solver with a particular interest in project advisory and risk management in the context of large-scale, complex disputes.

Ben has acted for main contractors, specialist subcontractors, consultants, owners and employers on a wide range of construction related disputes, relating to, for example, contract formation, delay and disruption, payment, variations, defects, retention and termination.
He has experience of a number of different dispute resolution forums, including the Technology and Construction Court, County Court, arbitration, expert determination, mediation and adjudication.

Ben spent a year with a FTSE 100 listed main contractor which gives him an appreciation of how his clients’ businesses work and what informs the commercial decision-making process.

He also spent a year in Qatar embedded with a client advising on a number of high-value claims.

Fenwick Elliott

Fenwick Elliott is the largest construction and energy law firm in the UK, with offices in both London and Dubai. They work closely alongside clients to offer a full range of legal services for construction, engineering and energy projects worldwide.

Fenwick Elliott | The construction and energy law specialists

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