Ben Hardiman > Mills & Reeve LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
No.1 Circle Square
3 Symphony Park
M1 7FS

Work Department

Insurance (Professional Negligence)


Ben has specialised in handling insurance disputes with a professional indemnity and construction focus for nearly 20 years. He is regularly instructed to act on behalf design & build contractors, architects, engineers and other specialist contractors and consultants and their insurers in connection with disputes of significant complexity and value. He also regularly defends insurance brokers and provides risk management advice to them, including in conjunction with the Chartered Insurance Institute, the British Insurance Brokers Association and broker networks.


Trainee Solicitor at Weightmans LLP in Liverpool 2000-2002, Solicitor at Weightmans in Manchester 2002-2010.  Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP 2010 – 2015 and Partner 2015


Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA)


Merchant Taylors Crosby, University of Nottingham (1998 LLB), College of Law, York (LPC)

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Mills & Reeve LLP is well versed in defending legal professionals against negligence claims, with such cases making up a significant proportion of the practice’s workload. The firm also handles a high volume of claims against insurance brokers and construction professionals, as well as D&O claims. The practice is jointly led by Niall Innes, who specialises in defending legal professionals, including in disciplinary investigations by the BSB and SRA, and construction sector expert Ben Hardiman. Principal associates Emma Harrison and Sarah Rose are also key.