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Benjamin Adamson



Level 15
Brookfield Place - Tower 2
123 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000 Australia

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Ben is an Associate in our Perth office and specialises in the area of dispute resolution in the shipping and construction sectors. Ben has dual qualifications in engineering and law. Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Ben spent 10 years as a naval architect and marine warranty surveyor.

He began his career at a shipbuilder and went on to act in a technical capacity on behalf of marine and offshore underwriters for a number of Australian resource projects. He has performed a wide range of specialised surveys on various vessels and technical review of marine transportation and offshore installation. 

Ben's experience also includes acting on behalf of offshore vessel charterers and owners as an accredited Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) surveyor. He has experience with London and WA-based arbitration arising from construction and shipping disputes on major Australian gas and resource projects, as well as defence of Supreme Court actions. Ben is admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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Perth has been the epicentre of Australia's recent resources boom with major players in the construction energy and shipping sector engaged in large-scale projects involving mining, LNG, renewables, infrastructure and logistics in Western Australia.

HFW's Perth team are recognised as leaders in the energy space working on ground-breaking renewables projects and helping set the regulatory landscape in terms of grid connections. Our construction and shipping teams have worked on nearly every LNG project, as well as major offshore construction projects in Western Australia in recent years.

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