Claire Miller


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Claire Miller

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1995
England and Wales 2008

Partner in Beale and Company


Peers note that she is "very good and very knowledgeable." One commentator also mentioned that "she is able to simplify things and make it easy for the client to be fully aware of what is going on with their cases."
Chambers Global 2020

Claire Miller is the Managing Partner of Beale & Co (Middle East). She is listed as a Ranked Individual in Chambers Global, a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 and Recommended in Who's Who Legal 2020.

Claire has over 17 years’ experience in all forms of dispute resolution with a focus on managing large scale and complex construction arbitration proceedings. She has advised on disputes arising out of major international infrastructure projects, acting for international developers, contractors and employers in international and cross border arbitrations (both ad hoc and institutional) and DAB proceedings.

She has advised on a wide variety of projects including high-rise towers, commercial buildings, infrastructure, highways, ports, leisure centres, railway refurbishments, oil projects, desalination plants, tunnels and residential developments.

Claire has advised clients on international and domestic forms of contract and ad hoc agreements in the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Examples of Claire's recent experience include:

  • Acting for an international construction consortium in ADCCAC arbitration proceedings in relation to mixed-use development in Kazakhstan on claims involving extension of time, prolongation, design and disruption totalling USD 350m.
  • Acting for the claimant contractor, a leading Middle Eastern contractor, in DIAC arbitration proceedings in the UAE regarding the construction of a super-tall skyscraper, with amounts in dispute in excess of AED 800m. The issues included arguments as to jurisdiction and claims relating to delay, defects and valuation of works.
  • Representing a major Middle Eastern developer in ad hoc arbitration proceedings under the law of a GCC state against a contractor arising from the construction of residential developments and related infrastructure. The matters in dispute include jurisdiction, delay and valuation of works involving claims in excess of AED 450m.
  • Acting for the respondent developer, an East African port authority, in ad hoc arbitration proceedings involving claims for delay and currency devaluation, in amounts totalling in excess of £1 billion.