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Expert Profile

Ben Chamberlain

Ben Chamberlain

Technical Expert

BA (Hons)
Ben has delivered presentations on topics such as modular buildings and structural steel for the University of Lincolnshire.
Process & Industrial
Middle East
United Kingdom


  • Chartered Architect
  • Over 25 years’ in private architectural practice and experience in a wide range of building sectors
  • Experienced at all stages of the architectural process from inception to completion
  • Experience in design, construction and project management in Europe and the Middle East


Ben is an architect with over 25 years’ experience, working at a senior level for 15 years, both as a designer and project manager, with projects in the UK and the Middle East.

Ben has gained key experience in a number of sectors, which has included commercial, medical research, residential led mixed use, and transportation. He has been involved in all stages of the architectural process from conceptual work through, planning to delivery and handover.

Working in a diverse range of practice types has given Ben the opportunity to work with smaller design led studios through to international multi-disciplinary commercial organisations. He has advanced through the ranks to lead teams on large and numerous projects.

Ben’s skill at understanding the ‘process’ has led him to become a ‘Firefighter’, being introduced into teams to steer projects back on track, minimising programme delays or ensuring correct and adequate information is issued. A clear understanding of the ‘process’ and a strong and fair management style has enabled him to succeed in this area.

Ben has extensive experience working in the Middle East, with major Saudi Arabian contractors, delivering design concepts initiated in the UK. This project management role, has created a wide network of contacts in Saudi Arabia and other UAE countries, and a good understanding of Arabic business culture.

Since joining Diales, Ben has prepared numerous independent reports and has been successful in presenting his evidence in adjudication in support of his conclusions. Representation in mediation has resulted in a successful outcome. His clear process in the preparation of investigative reports ensures a comprehensible, unbiased understanding of the facts.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • Domestic Arbitration
  • Adjudication/Mediation
  • Successfully completed external cross examination courses

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Fenwick Elliot
  • Kennedys
  • Trowers & Hamlins
  • Vardags

“I worked closely with Ben in his expert witness capacity on an extremely complex professional negligence claim against a high profile practice. I was impressed by his positive and constructive attitude towards solving problems, and by his clear advice. He also worked hard to build a good rapport with the client, which allowed him to deliver his views objectively, and made the client receptive to those views, whether they were positive or negative for the client’s case. This is a key skill for effective teamwork on big cases.”

“Ben is responsive and has demonstrated an impressive ability to digest a wealth of complex material and facts in order to provide succinct, focused advice. I am clear that, without Ben’s assistance, we would not have settled on such favourable terms”