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 defends claims made against legal professionals, construction professionals and insurance brokers, and collaborates closely with the litigation team. The practice also works on directors and officers claims, as well as acting for insurers on policy coverage issues. Practice head Niall Innes deals with cases brought against legal professionals. Co-head Ben Hardiman specialises in advising clients who are involved in construction disputes and also handles claims for insurance brokers relating to directors and officers policies.