FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Ben  Beaumont

  Country of residence: United Kingdom

  Citizenship: British


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Asia
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book) Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010 EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book) Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)

Specialist contract experience

  • Construction Subcontract, 1st. Ed. 2011

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Facilitator
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Soil Erosion and Irrigation
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - water
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Construction law
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Irrigation and Land Reclamation Manufacturing and Process Plant
  • Marine and ports
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - other
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Construction accidents
  • Flood damage

Short summary experiences

My first appointments as arbitrator arose out of my experience in the construction industry. The disputes related to coal mines subsidence and national house building Federation breaches of contract of construction. I was at the same time appointed to determine disputes between agents and consumers under the FIMBRA scheme administered by the late John Hall QC. Subsequently I started to get appointments in construction disputes usually arising under the JCT terms of contract. These disputes varied in complexity and cost usually involving request for extensions of time and issues arising from prolongation. These disputes were usually UK centric. I relocated to Hong Kong in 1993. Thereafter I was appointed regularly to decide construction disputes of an international nature, with the contract forms usually being rules of the government of Hong Kong and also when appointed the specific State entities of the People’s Republic of China. I was that time appointed to CIETAC And CMAC panels of the People’s Republic of China. I was also appointed to determine disputes which related to breach of commercial contracts in general in addition to my normal construction work. When I returned to the United Kingdom in 2004 I was subsequently appointed to act as an arbitrator on various civil engineering construction disputes. And subsequently I started to be appointed as a dispute board member on various new work projects.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position:
Previous positions: Piling operative, steel fixer, shuttering carpenter, QS, Contractor, Marina Designer


  • First appointed Arbitrator
  • 1983
  • 200 +disputes
  • DAB Member 13 disputes
  • Adjudicator 26 disputes


  • CIArb
  • Bar
  • RICS
  • HKIArb

Panel listings

  • CIArb
  • Hunt Adjudication

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Chartered Surveyor
  • Barrister
  • Chartered Arbitrator Common Law and Civil Code