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Ben Goodier

Construction professionals, brokers, directors and solicitors turn to Ben Goodier for defence.

Ben regularly acts on a large variety of claims against construction professionals, brokers and solicitors, ranging from the complex, multi-party, high value claims to the lower value and more straightforward.

Major D&O insurers also instruct Ben to give coverage advice, both on commercial and financial institution risks, which often relate to international disputes.  As a result of secondments at two major London market insurers, Ben has obtained a detailed understanding of the insurance industry, and speaks regularly on professional indemnity and D&O issues in the insurance market.

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"Ben Goodier is a delight to work with- down to earth and approachable, he has a unique approach to claims due to his ability to read people. He has secured some excellent results, always having commercial resolutions in mind." - Legal 500 UK 2023

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Relevant work

Acting for engineers in relation to major settlement problem at a retail site

Defending an architect before the Architects Registration Board following a criminal conviction

Acting for architects in relation to defects in a hotel

Acting for brokers in a multi-million pound claim following a fire at a business premises and refusal by insurers to provide indemnity

Providing policy advice to D&O insurers in relation to a Financial Service Authority investigation in the UK and related civil and criminal proceedings in the US