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Following a change of career, Ben Sareen was called to the bar in 2008. After successfully completing his pupillage he became a member of Keating Chambers in 2009.
A specialist in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding, telecoms and related professional negligence disputes, Ben regularly represents clients in the High Court and County Court. He has been instructed in relation to several recent high-profile construction and engineering projects in London, including Wembley Stadium, the Jubilee Line, and the East London Line extension.
He is regularly instructed in domestic and international shipbuilding, engineering and construction arbitrations by both commercial and government clients. He has represented clients in disputes in the Middle East and Europe, including disputes in which the governing law is not English law.
Ben has represented clients in numerous adjudications, including the adjudication that gave rise to one of the leading adjudication cases of 2014, Eurocom v Siemens  EWHC 3710 (TCC), and also accepts appointments as an adjudicator.
Ben is experienced with many major standard form contracts, including the JCT and NEC standard forms, and is a contributing author to Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts and Keating on NEC 3.
Ben undertakes his own court work and has been instructed in multiple disputes by the Treasury Solicitor.
- A £80m construction arbitration concerning the redevelopment of sailors’ accommodation at a Scottish naval base.
- £40m TCC claim in respect of alleged defects in a 50-strong fleet of locomotives built by one of Europe’s largest train manufacturers, raising issues of the construction of a guarantee and jurisdiction of the English courts.
- £100m claim relating to the design and construction of the East London Line (Overground) extension.
- Advisory and drafting work for a German client in a multi-million pound international shipbuilding arbitration.
- Acting for a contractor in a High Court dispute concerning delay and disruption to a major construction project connected with the London Olympics 2012.
- Instructed by the Treasury Solicitor as part of the counsel team in a multi-million pound arbitration relating to marine and terrestrial construction disputes, culminating in a 6-week hearing to determine liability.
- Advisory work for a major contractor in relation to delay and disruption claims relating to a major UK infrastructure project.
- Instructed by NHBC as sole counsel in multiple domestic arbitrations.
- Advisory and drafting work for a major UK clothing retailer in a final account claim.
- Instructed to advise Birmingham City Council regarding claims brought against it by a term contractor.
- Instructed in the Wembley Stadium litigation as part of the counsel team for Brookfield Construction (UK) Limited (formerly Multiplex) in a professional negligence claim against the consultant engineers.
- Instructed to advise and draft statements of case in surveyor’s negligence proceedings.