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Finalist lawyer of the year - Adam Dowdney

Adam Dowdney has been shortlisted for ‘Lawyer of the year’ at the Thames Valley Deals Awards 2019

We are proud to announce IBB Solicitors has been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' and Adam Dowdney has been shortlisted for ‘Lawyer of the year’ at the Thames Valley Deals Awards 2019.

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Real Estate Dispute Resolution

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) handles the full range of property-related disputes, with an emphasis on terminal dilapidations clients, for a client base comprising retailers, housebuilders, commercial developers and corporates with large property portfolios. In an illustration of its High Court litigation workload, the practice acted for the purchasers of high-value residential houseboats and moorings in a dispute against the vendor for breach of contract and misrepresentation in which the clients successfully recovered all sums paid for the houseboats, as well as interest and costs.

Other recent work includes acting for the landlord in a dispute concerning a residential service charge in respect of 39 disputed items, in which the practice defended 38 of the items before the First Tier Tribunal and successfully overturned the remaining issue at the Upper Lands Tribunal; and obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of Riverdale Developments requiring another developer to remove works from an area of land at the entrance to the client's new residential development which was subject to covenants". 

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individuals - Andrew Olins and Jon Mowbray

"Andrew Olins and Jon Mowbray listed as  "leading individuals" in the Legal 500 2019 listing".

"Jon Mowbray heads the practice and has been heavily involved in acting for commercial and residential property owners in HS2-related issues. He is recommended alongside Andrew Olins, who has particular expertise in handling issues relating to restrictive covenants".

Legal 500 Leading Firm - Business Crimes

Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm - Construction and Engineering

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) fields a team of 'extremely well-qualified, very professional, highly knowledgeable and courteous' construction specialists who provide 'exceptional advice and outstanding value for money'. Clients include major housebuilders, contractors and mixed-use developers on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters, with notable strength in commercial real estate and the engineering sector".

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - Paul Brampton

" On the contentious front, practice head Paul Brampton ('very formidable and clear thinking') acted for O'Loughlin Leisure in a dispute concerning construction cost overruns, allocation of sale proceeds, and alleged defects brought against the development company, with which the client entered into a joint venture agreement to sell and develop leisure facilities in South London into apartments and commercial premises. Non-contentious highlights included advising Heathrow Top on the conversion and extension of an existing office building in Heathrow to deliver a 244-bedroom Marriott hotel, and assisting with Aviva Insurance on the redevelopment of St Helen's Square in the City of London, the third largest open space in the City". 

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Commercial Real Estate

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) attracts praise for its 'excellent resources, flexible mindset and good value for money'. Headed by Bill Bidder, the sizeable team handles the full range of commercial property matters, with a particularly strong reputation for residential development and regeneration work, where it acts for major developers and housebuilders including Barratt Homes, Persimmon and Bellway. It also has a growing hotel-sector workload. Recent highlights include advising Lands improvement on the disposal of three development parcels, acting for Thrive Homes on the acquisition and development of a former industrial site in Hemel Hempstead, and acting for Optima on the sale and development of a new industrial/warehouse scheme on a town centre brownfield site."

Next Generation Lawyer - Simon Pimlott

Legal 500 2019 Next Generation Lawyer - Gemma Coles

"Gemma Coles listed as a  "Next Generation Lawyer" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individuals - Juliusz Wodzianski and Susan Mawson

"Juliusz Wodzianski and Susan Mawson are also recommended, as is Christian Le Gouais, whose 'tenacity, attention to detail and commerciality sets him out from other lawyers'".

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Wills, Trusts & Probate

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) fields 'a highly efficient' tax team that 'always responds promptly to queries and provides up-to-date and insightful information'. The merger with Turbervilles in January 2018 has added further depth to the already strong practice, which handles the full range of personal tax matters, with notable expertise advising non-domiciled clients on drafting trusts and wills in relation to UK assets. It also works closely with the firm's personal injury practice to advise on deputy applications".

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - Jacqueline Almond

"Jacqueline Almond heads the practice and is 'particularly good at grasping clients' needs and always goes to great lengths to handle every request'".

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Family

"Clients of IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)'s family rate its 'outstanding service and approachable and personable manner which puts clients at ease during stressful situations'. Areas of expertise include acting for high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases involving assets ranging from £2m to £10m; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements and pre-civil partnership agreements; and representing children in private law cases in disputes involving contact and residence arrangements following the breakdown of parental relationships"

Next Generation Lawyer - Simon Pimlott

Legal 500 2019 Next Generation Lawyer - Vicky Preece

"Vicky Preece, who has more than 15 years' experience representing children and other family members in care cases".

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - Liz Fitzpatrick

"Other key figures include Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, who is 'articulate, sensible and compassionate'"

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Family and Matrimonial

"Clients of IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)'s family rate its 'outstanding service and approachable and personable manner which puts clients at ease during stressful situations'. Areas of expertise include acting for high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases involving assets ranging from £2m to £10m; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements and pre-civil partnership agreements; and representing children in private law cases in disputes involving contact and residence arrangements following the breakdown of parental relationships".

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - Amanda Melton

Amanda Melton listed as "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

"Amanda Melton heads the practice and 'combines exceptional professional knowledge with strong interpersonal skills - her straight-talking approach and honesty about the potential pitfalls of a case inspires confidence'".

Legal 500 Leading Firm - Business Crimes

Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm - Charities

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) draws its charities and not-for-profit offering from across the firm's property, corporate and commercial, employment and dispute resolution practices, enabling it to handle the full range of issues for its clients, which include national charities. The practice has particular strength in depth in the regulated care sector and acts for a number of medical charities, including Arthritis Research, on governance, regulatory and commercial issues.

Practice head Paul Ridout recently advised that client on its merger with Arthritis Care. Other recent highlights include advising CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children on a suite of agreements with fundraising partners, including a contract for a three-year partnership with WM Morrisons; and assisting a care home provider with the sale of registered nursing home business. Also recommended are Rosie Brass, who is noted for her regulatory and governance expertise, employment specialist Justin Govier, and Paul Kite, who handles disputes".

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Personal Injury

"The 'excellent' personal injury team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) impresses with its 'attention to detail, client-focused approach, above-average commitment, decisive and timely communication and organisation', with special emphasis on brain and spinal injury, child abuse, chronic pain conditions, industrial diseases, psychological damage and product liability class actions". 

Next Generation Lawyer - Simon Pimlott

Legal 500 2019 Next Generation Lawyer- Simon Pimlott

"Partner Malcolm Underhill and senior solicitor Simon Pimlott, who both 'appear methodical, experienced and efficient, as well as having an empathic understanding of the client's situation', represented a claimant who suffered from severe brain and orthopaedic injuries as a passenger in a car accident".

Legal 500 Leading Firm - Business Crimes

Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm - Clinical Negligence

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)'s 'good' clinical negligence department 'puts the client's interests at the forefront of every decision'. Its particular specialism is brain injury claims. In a recent highlight, the team handled a fatal claim concerning the suicide of an individual after a brain tumour caused their mental health issues, with little support being received from local mental health services. Senior solicitor Simon Pimlott has 'a real eye for detail and works incredibly hard to get the best result for each client'. Malcolm Underhill heads the practice".

Legal 500 Leading Firm - Business Crimes

Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm - Immigration

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) handles an array of immigration matters, ranging from Tier 2 sponsor licensing, sponsor management system compliance, and acquiring Schengen visas, to advising on security clearance and leave to remain applications for key executives. The practice acts for start-ups, SMEs, multinational corporations, high-net-worth individuals, and families, with notable strength in the technology, pharmaceutical, retail, automotive and manufacturing sectors. It is also active in cross-border work involving transfers of personnel between countries, particularly the US. Clients include Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, for which the practice handles its Tier 2 sponsor licences. Richard Devall heads the team, which includes Ed Marchant, who has a wealth of expertise handling applications under the points-based system".

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Employment

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) fields 'an extremely efficient' team that 'keeps clients informed at all times'. It acts for a number of household names, as well as the UK subsidiaries of multinational companies, on a wide range of employment issues arising from large-scale projects, such as TUPE issues and redundancy matters, in sectors including charities, construction, automotive, technology and pharmaceutical. The firm's merger with Turbervilles in January 2018 has widened the practice's sector coverage further.."

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individuals - Justin Gover & Marc Jones

Justin Govier and Marc Jones listed as  "leading individuals" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

"..Marc Jones, who is 'extremely knowledgeable of all the legal aspects of unfair and wrongful dismissal; he is sympathetic to client concerns, yet realistic in how cases should be presented"

"[Marc] joins a practice led by Justin Govier, who has particular expertise in redundancy matters, international and pan-European HR mandates, and drafting and implementing business and workforce strategic plans, among other employment areas".

Legal 500 Leading Firm - Business Crimes

Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm - Banking and Finance

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on acquisition and development finance mandates, with particular emphasis on the construction sector. Recent highlights include advising a property investment group on a £12m refinancing of a shopping centre and retail/residential investment property".

Legal 500 Leading Firm - Business Crimes

Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm - Fraud

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), which provides ‘a high-quality service’, handles lengthy, high-profile investigations and trials emanating from SFO and FCA investigations, which frequently extend into a number of jurisdictions. The team is representing an individual in a case involving a fraud on a Russian bank, which had a number of cross-jurisdictional complications. In other work, it is dealing with an FCA prosecution for insider dealing, boiler room frauds, bribery and corruption and a Euribor case".

"From its Uxbridge base, the team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) team, which includes solicitor-advocates, handles a caseload that includes allegations pertaining to murder, sexual offences, serious violence, kidnapping and firearms".

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - John Milner

John Milner listed as a "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

"According to one source, practice head John Milner ‘is one of my go-to people for SFO investigations' and 'has excellent criminal law instincts and fights very hard for his clients’". 

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Coporate and Commercial Team

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is well positioned to capture the lion's share of work for SME and owner-managed businesses located in West London and the wider Thames Valley region, and is continuing to attract mandates from larger corporates and multinationals such as Hertz and Cegedim. The practice also works in close collaboration with the firm's real estate and construction groups to handle a range of work emanating from the hotel and housing sectors. Other clients include Renault Retail Group.

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - Corporate and Commercial Team

Adam Dowdney listed as "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

Adam Dowdney and Harriett Jones advised Italian drinks dispenser company, Celli, on its acquisition of Brewday. In a highlight demonstrating the firm's entrenched relationships with owner-managed businesses, Dowdney and Jones assisted the shareholders of Resourcing Solutions with the £15m sale of a 70% shareholding to Match Group, and the grant of put and call options over the remaining 30%. 

IBB's Private Client Team Listed in the Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Intellectual Property

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has been handling patent, licensing and trade mark matters, among other work, for clients from diverse industries, ranging from healthcare to manufacturing". 

IBB's Private Client Team Listed in the Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Real Estate Dispute Resolution

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) fields a team of ‘top-class property litigators’ that has ‘a wide range of experience and a broad depth of knowledge of the subtleties of property law’. The team is known for its expertise in property finance disputes, and also regularly handles lease renewals and rent reviews in relation to City and West End property. Recent work includes representing real estate fund manager Frogmore in a High Court claim against Nationwide related to wrongful disposal of loans totalling £112m". 

IBB's Private Client Team Listed in the Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 The Construction and Engineering Team

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) provides ‘an impressive level of service’, combining ‘strong strategic input along with advice on commercial risk at all stages of the process’. The group has strong expertise in the commercial real estate sector, and has a strong reputation for its work for housebuilder, contractor and developer clients in energy service company-related transactions, joint venture agreements and major construction projects".

IBB's Private Client Team Listed in the Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Commercial Real Estate

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has a notably active profile in development and investment work, and also handles the full range of portfolio management matters along with real estate finance, joint venture agreements, construction contracts, planning and letting management issues. Recent work includes advising BAM Properties on the £18m-plus sale of a building, and acting for Hudson Advisors UK on the high-value sale of two regional hotels as part of an ongoing strategy to rationalise a recently acquired portfolio".

IBB's Private Client Team Listed in the Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 The Wills, Trusts and Probate Team

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has ‘an excellent reputation in its field’, and its ‘competent team of solicitors’ provides ‘a professional and efficient service at every level, from initial contact to client meetings and all the way through to completion’. The practice has strong expertise in international matters, frequently advising on UK and foreign tax issues, the drafting of wills and trusts and the administration of foreign estates. Personal injury trusts are also a niche area of specialism, and the team has extensive experience handling Court of Protection and power of attorney issues".

IBB Solicitors Legal 500 Leading firm 2017

Legal 500 2017 Family and Matrimonial Team

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘dedicated team of specialist family lawyers’ provides ‘an efficient service to its clients, always acting in their best interests and being appropriately assertive’. The group handles high-value divorce work and has significant childcare expertise, regularly advising on private law cases and acrimonious disputes involving the Children Act. Other areas of expertise include matrimonial property issues, Court of Protection matters and cross-border financial cases".

IBB Solicitors Legal 500 Leading firm 2017

Legal 500 2017 Charities Team

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has ‘an in-depth knowledge of the sector and a good understanding of each client’s specific subject areas’. The team has notable expertise advising faith-based and medical charities, and regularly handles commercial real estate matters, regulatory work and employment issues".

IBB Solicitors Legal 500 Leading firm 2017

Legal 500 2017 Immigration Team

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) advises clients on Tier 2 sponsor licenses, sponsor management system compliance, audits and Schengen visas, among other matters. The group also assists with Tier 1 investor and entrepreneur visas, British Citizenship applications and residency documents for European citizens, and successfully acted for several clients in adverse immigration history matters and visa refusals. The team has a strong client base in the technology, pharmaceutical, retail and automotive sectors, and regularly works alongside its corporate, commercial and family teams to provide a full-service offering to its corporate and individual clients".

IBB Solicitors Legal 500 Leading firm 2017

Legal 500 2017 Employment Team

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s team advises on the employment aspects of managing projects, frequently handling redundancies and TUPE situations, and also deals with personal employment issues for high-net worth individuals. The group has a broad range of sector specialisms, regularly handling work for clients in the charity, construction, technology and pharmaceutical industries, and often draws on its cross-disciplinary strengths in the corporate and commercial, family and dispute resolution spheres when resolving issues".

Adam Dowdney Lgeal 500 2017 Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 2017 Commercial Property Team

Legal 500 in 2017 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is noted for its expertise in the construction sector, advising banks and borrower clients on funding, corporate structures, warranties and step-in rights. Recent work included advising AIB Group on its security arrangements following a decision to issue retail commercial bonds totalling £5m in value, and advising National Westminster Bank on a £1.9m financing provided to Shepperton Marina. Key figures include..David Clark, who handles corporate finance and secured lending matters. [Partner] Gemma Coles is recommended for real estate finance".

 

Adam Dowdney Lgeal 500 2017 Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 2017 Commercial Dispute Resolution

Legal 500 in 2017 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has experienced a rise in insolvency-related cases, most notably in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, and continues to advise on a range of matters including product liability, debt recovery and commercial contract disputes. Recent work includes representing the National House Building Council (NHBC) in an insurance indemnity claim totalling £1m, which related to defective construction work undertaken as part of a major project. It also acted for Phillip Jeffries in mediation with a former commercial agent. The team also acted for longstanding client Renault in an intellectual property infringement matter regarding a domain name". 

Leading lawyer, Paul Kite, advises on the full range of contentious matters and has notable automotive, manufacturing and distribution sector expertise. He is recommended alongside senior associate Sarah Jackson, who handles company and partnership disputes, commercial fraud and debt recovery matters.

John Milner Recommended Lawyer Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Criminal Defence

Legal 500 2017 says:

"An excellent firm with a great criminal defence practice’, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s Uxbridge-based team ‘has a number of outstanding principal solicitors who take client care very seriously’. The practice handles the full spectrum of criminal cases including murder, manslaughter, Class A drug importation and rape. In a recent matter, the team represented a client charged with the murder of his wife and for defrauding his mentally incapacitated father-in-law of £300,000. Other key matters included acting for a client accused of theft and GBH, with the client eventually acquitted of all charges. The firm is also notable for its ability to leverage expertise from its family, fraud and commercial practices". 

Adam Dowdney Lgeal 500 2017 Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 2017 Corporate and Commercial Team - Leading Individual

Adam Dowdney listed as "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2017 listing.

"Adam Dowdney joined from Shoosmiths LLP in April 2016, and, along with David Clark, is acting for Trans-Siberian Gold on its high-value share capital reduction, and is also advising Sabio on a £50m management buyout backed by Lyceum Capital. Other highlights included advising residential housebuilder Durkan Estates on its joint venture with Housing Growth Partnership, and assisting Advanced Group Holdings on its demerger and management buyout".

John Milner Recommended Lawyer Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Road Traffic Offences

"...also recommended are Caroline Dunne, who has experience handling white-collar crime matters".

John Milner Recommended Lawyer Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Business Crime Team

Clients of IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) value the firm’s ‘many years of experience in dealing with criminal and in particular white-collar criminal cases’. The team, based in Uxbridge, handles a complete range of financial and business crime matters for individuals, including cross-border EURIBOR matters, international money laundering cases and white-collar crime issues. It recently represented a client accused of defrauding a Russian bank of $200m, with further accusations of bribery, forgery and blackmail among others; the client was acquitted of four counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud. Other key matters included representing a client who allegedly defrauded two banks of £160m by obtaining loans through fabricated contracts for fibre-optic cables, and acted for another client accused of being involved in a longstanding LIBOR fraud by misleading USD LIBOR submissions in Barclays Bank’s name.

The practice is led by ‘top-notch practitioner’ John Milner, who is ‘capable of going toe-to-toe with the best of the white-collar crime solicitors’.

John Milner, who is noted for his strength in matters at the intersection between general crime and fraud, ‘is a very experienced, wise and tactically shrewd expert’; ‘he is particularly calm under fire’. 

 

John Milner Recommended Lawyer Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Corporate and Commercial Team

Legal 500 2017 says:

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s team is ‘excellent in all areas’ and ‘really takes the time to explain things in simple terms to clients with little to no experience in corporate and commercial law’. The firm acts for domestic and multinational clients in their transactional and restructuring activity, and has been notably active in the hotels sector. 

IBB's commercial property lawyers listed in Legal 500

Legal 500: Intellectual Property

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s group is headed by Christopher Hayes, with David Clark the other key figure. The practice handled numerous patent, trademark and copyright disputes. 

IBB's commercial property lawyers listed in Legal 500

Legal 500 2015: Real Estate Dispute Resolution

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) ‘can compete with any Magic Circle firm in this area’. Andrew Olins (‘a fearsome litigator’) and Jon Mowbray (‘excellent at devising commercial solutions’) jointly lead a hugely experienced team, which also includes senior solicitor Ryan Diamond. The department draws on the firm’s highly regarded commercial property practice, and acts for clients such as Bellway Homes and Frontier Estates. 

IBB's commercial property lawyers listed in Legal 500

Legal 500 2015: Construction and Engineering

At IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), ‘personable, professional’ team head Paul Brampton ‘inspires confidence’ and has ‘extensive knowledge of FIDIC contracts and mechanical engineering’. Brampton, consultant Ross Humphries, and experienced associate Steven Hayward advised Aviva Insurance on the refurbishment of Aviva Tower at No. 1 Undershaft, London. 

IBB's commercial property lawyers listed in Legal 500

Legal 500 2015: Residential Development Team

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘excellent in all respects’ team is led by Bill Bidder, and has highly regarded capabilities in residential development, amply demonstrated by advising Barking Riverside on a high-profile regeneration project in Essex. Juliusz Wodzianski is ‘a first-rate commercial property lawyer’, and Susan Mawson has ‘vast knowledge and experience’. Other key figures in a huge team include Vivien Rimmer.

IBB's commercial property lawyers listed in Legal 500

Legal 500 2015: Commercial Real Estate Team

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘excellent in all respects’ team is led by Bill Bidder, and has highly regarded capabilities in residential development, amply demonstrated by advising Barking Riverside on a high-profile regeneration project in Essex. Juliusz Wodzianski is ‘a first-rate commercial property lawyer’, and Susan Mawson has ‘vast knowledge and experience’. Other key figures in a huge team include Vivien Rimmer.

IBB's charities lawyers recommended in Legal 500 2015

Legal 500 2015: Wills, Trusts and Probate

Jacqueline Almond and senior associates Natalie Boorer and Joanna Mills are recommended in IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘superb’ team, which works closely with property specialist Gillian Outram. 

IBB's charities lawyers recommended in Legal 500 2015

Legal 500 2015: IBB's Family and Matrimonial Team

Amanda Melton and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick are the key contacts at IBB.

IBB's charities lawyers recommended in Legal 500 2015

Legal 500 2015: Charities Team

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has an ‘excellent’ team.

Malcolm Underhill, Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Solicitor, Listed in legal 500 2015

Malcolm Underhill Listed in Legal 500 2015

The ‘very knowledgeable’ team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is recommended for brain injury and child sexual abuse claims. Department head Malcolm Underhill ‘puts clients at ease’. 

Justin Govier, Employment law expert, Listed in Legal 500 2015

IBB's Employment Team Listed in Legal 500 2015

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘highly recommended’ team has a ‘very strong business focus’ and acts for clients such as Hertz and Renault UK. Justin Govier leads the practice.

IBB's Commercial Dispute Lawyers Listed in Legal 500 2015

Commercial Dispute Resolution Team Listed in Legal 500 2015

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘team is as good as the London firms that are their main competitors’. Practice head Paul Kite ‘combines a rigorous legal approach with a very calm commercial head’; Sarah Jackson is ‘a gem of a lawyer’. An impressive client roster includes Renault UK, Choice Hotels and Manpower. 

Eddie Tang, Criminal Defence Expert, IBB, Listed in Legal 500 2015

Criminal Defence: Legal 500 Recommended Lawyers 2015

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is the ‘go-to firm for criminal defence work in West London’, with the ‘outstanding’, ‘exceptional’ Eddie Tang attracting considerable praise from clients; his cases included defending clients accused of robbery, GBH and violent disorder. 

Joanne Gibbons leads the team, which also includes the ‘fantastic, diligent’ Caroline Dunne. 

David Clark Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2015: David Clark

At IBB, David Clark has been highly active on a range of corporate real estate and private equity matters for clients such as Moorfield Group and Wise Hotel. 

IBB's Real Estate Dispute Lawyers Listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Jon Mowbray acts on a diverse portfolio of work, including claims brought by residential clients in regards to the HS2 high-speed rail line. He is described as an "astute tactician and highly responsive to client needs."

Andrew Olins has strong expertise in the areas of restrictive covenants, overage clauses and easements. Sources say he demonstrates "extraordinary depth and total gravitas."

Juliusz Wodzianski, Partner and Commercial Property Lawyer, Listed in Chambers 2016.

Chambers and Partners 2016: Commercial Real Estate

Clients describe Juliusz Wodzianski as "exceptional," praising his combination of "commercial judgement and legal knowledge." He specialises in development transactions, and recent work includes representing long-standing client BAM Properties in connection with the lease of property in a newly developed business park.

Vivien Rimmer, partner and residential development solicitor, listed in Chambers

Chambers and Partners 2016: Residential Development

Vivien Rimmer regularly acts for developers and land consortia in relation to the acquisition of brownfield and greenfield sites for development and regeneration projects. She is particularly adept at advising on mixed-use schemes. 

Malcolm Underhill, Personal Injury Expert, Listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Personal Injury

Department head Malcolm Underhill is seen by sources as "passionate about getting the right result for his client." He has expertise in historical child abuse, brain injury and industrial disease claims.

Amanda Melton, Divorce Law Expert, Listed in Chambers 2016.

Chambers and Partners 2016: Amanda Melton

Amanda Melton continues to be recognised for her handling of complex financial matters, often working on disputes that include property and inheritance issues.

Justin Govier, Employment law expert, listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Employment

Justin Govier provides respondents with employment training, and advice on restructuring and redundancy matters, as well as representation in Employment Tribunal claims. Clients say: "He is commerical, practical, responsive and above all helpful. He has a very good understanding of the type of advice we are looking for."

Jacqueline Almond, Wills, trusts and probate lawyer, listed in Chambers 2016.

Chambers and Partners 2016: Wills, Trusts and Probate

Jacqueline Almond of IBB Solicitors is "good at considering everything for the benefit of the individual," according to sources. She is a private client lawyer with a specialism in Court of Protection work, and a particular emphasis on elderly clients and estate planning.

David Clark Corporate and Commercial Lawyer, IBB, listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Corporate and Commercial

David Clark enjoys a "very good reputation" for corporate work in the region, with clients particularly praising his responsiveness to their needs. He handles a wide range of transactional matters on behalf of clients of all sizes.  

IBB's Construction Lawyers Listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Construction

Department head Paul Brampton "has very good attention to detail and provides concise and commercially aligned advice," clients state. He has expertise in contentious, non-contentious and procurement matters.​

Associate to watch Steven Hayward focuses on advising contractors in their disputes. He also handles contract matters. One source says: "He is very detailed in his preparation and makes himself aware of all aspects of the case."

Paul Kite, Commercial Disputes Expert, Listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Commercial Litigation

"Paul Kite has an exceptional reputation for his litigation practice and his experience in sectors such as automotive, manufacturing and hotels. Clients describe him as 'reassuring knowledgeable' and 'everything you want from a lawyer'."

 

 

John Milner,  Fraud Lawyer and expert, listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016

"Star Associate:  John Milner of IBB Solicitors has considerable experience in financial crime and often works on major SFO prosecutions. He is particularly active handling corruption, carousel fraud and investment fraud. "

Road traffic and speeding offences solicitor : Legal 500 UK Recommended Lawyer 2014

Legal 500 2014

"Consultant Caroline Dunne is ‘a total professional' who goes ‘far beyond the simple duties of taking instructions."

IBB's real estate dispute lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

The real estate dispute resolution team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Excellent reputation in acting for residential and commercial developers on high-stake disputes. Regularly assists property owners and landowners with compensation claims."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"They provide a fantastic level of service. It's refreshing to find solicitors who will reply to you at any time of day."

"They have a very, very commercial and client-focused approach."

Work highlights include:

Represented Aviva Investors in its successful appeal before the Upper Tribunal against the Valuation Tribunal's decision to include various industrial units in the ratings list.

Acted for Dorchester Group in its claim against BNP Paribas and IKEA following IKEA’s misuse of confidential information relating to a 30-acre development site next to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

IBB's real estate dispute solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Jon Mowbray is widely praised for his 'unfailingly accurate advice,' as well as his ability 'to cut through all the issues.' He covers a broad spread of property disputes and has lately seen a lot of activity in the transport sector."

"Andrew Olins is particularly noted for his expertise in restrictive covenants as well as his"sound commercial mind." His other areas of strength include rent reviews, easements and dilapidation claims."

IBB's real estate solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Highly recommended firm, frequently instructed by landlord and tenant clients on a range of office, charity and residential property transactions. Also active in the commercial development and investment markets."

Quotes (mainly from clients)  include:

"First-class performance. I think the reason why we go back to them time and time again is the fact that we deal with partners who are very knowledgeable and are responsive to the needs of our business, and understand what we want to do commercially."  

"They were excellent. Very thorough and responsive, and they will work to make things happen."

IBB's residential development solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Clients describe Vivien Rimmer as 'commercial, with tremendous knowledge and depth of experience.' She is a residential development specialist with particular focus on mixed-use development and regeneration schemes. "

 

IBB's personal injury and medical negligence lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

The personal injury and clinical negliegence team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Strong specialists in a range of complex, high-value personal injury work. Expertise ranges from brain injury cases to workplace accidents, and from abuse claims to industrial disease, particularly mesothelioma."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"So impressed, they're definitely experts."

"They explained everything in a way I could understand." 

IBB's personal injury and medical negligence solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Malcolm Underhill is described by interviewees as 'dedicated, hard-working and very able.' Another source notes that he is 'very professional, and very good at explaining things.' He has a deep knowledge of brain injury claims, and also has a good deal of experience in acting for claimants in abuse cases."

IBB's commercial dispute lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

The commercial dispute resolution team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Popular with corporate clients in West London. Strengths in the construction, manufacturing and technology sectors."

"Christopher Hayes joins the firm from private practice as a barrister specialising in IP."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"They are speedy with their responses and good on costs."

IBB's commercial dispute solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Head of department Paul Kite specialises in a number of areas, including commercial contract disputes, partnership disputes and insolvency. Clients say: 'He guides you in a pleasant way, does a lot of preparatory work and his memory is extraordinary.' "

IBB's fraud defence solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Sources say that John Milner of IBB Solicitors 'works flat-out for his clients.' He is a prominent figure in the field of MTIC fraud matters. He joined the firm in 2014 from Irwin Mitchell."

"John Milner recently joined IBB Solicitors from Irwin Mitchell. He has extensive experience handling tax fraud and FCA matters for high profile individuals and corporate clients. Sources report that he is 'excellent. He's very tough, sensible and hardworking.' "

IBB's employment law team ranked top in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

The employment team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Acknowledged as a leading force in the market, with a particular presence amongst major clients from the charity and construction sectors. Significantly active on complex TUPE cases and high-level tribunals, alongside providing ongoing support to clients on employment and HR issues, including frequent seminars and on-site training."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"This team is very accessible, proactive and available. We've had some complicated cases, and the lawyers' expertise is administered from a neutral perspective, so they can look at sensitive cases from a rational angle."

IBB's employment solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"According to clients, Justin Govier 'doesn't preach the law to you or just inform you of the obstacles, but listens to your objectives and tells you how to achieve them. He is very commercial.' His recent case highlights include a cross-border TUPE transfer and a significant mass redundancy process."

"Jonathan Bruck draws extensive praise for his wide-ranging employment law practice: 'He is exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and confident in his field. He provides exemplary service and advice.' Another interviewee is impressed by his commitment: 'He gets heavily involved in the detail, history and nuances of my cases - I can pick up the phone and he'll have an almost scary hold on the detail of the matter'. "

IBB's criminal solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

The Crime team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Large legal aid practice. Equipped to advise on the full range of cases, from motoring offences to murder. In-house advocacy capacity enables the team to provide defence services from the police station through to Crown Court level. "

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"They have a great internal structure and are genuinely rigorous in preparation of cases. They adhere to high standards."

IBB's criminal defence solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Sources report that Eddie Tang 'is very highly regarded as a Magistrates' Court advocate.'As instructing solicitor, he has taken on cases including murder, drugs, sexual offences and prostitution. 'He has an extraordinary ability to get on with everyone and provides the same commitment to a 12-year-old shoplifter that he would to a client charged with serious fraud,' peers say."

"Kam Varaitch is a strong presence in local Magistrates' Courts and handles significant cases involving serious sexual offences and violent crime. Sources say: 'He is very meticulous and very demanding of counsel, and looks at every angle of the case. He is exceptionally good with the clients, even if what he is saying is not what they want to hear'. "

IBB's wills, trusts and estate management lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Advises on high-value trust and estate management matters, including foreign asset issues. Regularly works with the family team on probate disputes."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"They have a very well-respected practice and good people." 

IBB's wills and estate solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Jacqueline Almond is noted for her work advising parents of children with disabilities. She also handles trust and probate mandates. She 'explains technically complicated things in easy-to-understand ways, and is very approachable and easy to work with,' comments one source."

"Jacqueline Almond, of IBB Solicitors, "explains technically complicated things in easy-to-understand ways, is very approachable and easy to work with," report interviewees. She oversees contentious finance matters in the Court of Protection and is particularly experienced in making statutory will applications."

IBB's corporate and commercial law team ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Acts for both domestic and international clients on a range of corporate and commercial mandates. Counsels on matters of contract negotiation, acquisitions, disposals, corporate restructuring and business finance."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"I would strongly recommend IBB as legal representatives for any company." 

IBB's corporate and commercial lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"One source said of David Clark: 'We are very impressed with him. We find him to be extremely efficient and strong at communicating with us.' He was the lead partner on the Strata Residential matter."

IBB's construction law team is ranked top in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

The Construction team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Well-regarded team with a continued focus on construction law for the leisure industry. Also attracts clients from the commercial, industrial and charity sectors."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"The firm provides an excellent service, having a breadth of expertise which enables it to provide the services we require."

"They provide us with a very consistent level of service."

"I find them extremely efficient, very approachable and contactable even out of hours."

IBB's construction and engineering lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Paul Brampton is head of the construction and engineering team and is a qualified civil and structural engineer. One source states: "He is a master strategist when it comes to fighting cases. He has a very good knowledge of the sector and grasps technical issues very quickly."

"Steven Hayward works mainly on contentious matters. Clients particularly praise his 'thorough, detailed and knowledgeable' approach."

 

IBB's charity law team ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Celebrated legal advisers to a host of religious organisations and orders registered as charities. Also skilled in providing commercial advice to charities regarding contractual obligations with third parties, and providing support to trustees of benevolent funds and grant-making charities. "

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"I think that they understand the layperson very well. They also understand that I don't have a huge amount of time to debate the finer points but are still able to provide me with something that is robust enough to present before the board."

"My impressions of the team were that they were very competent, understood our instructions and were very thorough. They're also clued-up in the area of equality legislation, which is very important to us as an organisation."

IBB's charity lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

".. has an aptitude for advising on complex mergers involving charities, and assisted with the merger of Croydon Almshouse Charities and Mary Tate's Almshouses.

Peter Burnett is retained as a key consultant within the firm's charities practice, utilising his background in property, wills, probates and trusts to assist the team on a variety of charity-related matters. He remains a vital contact for a number of the firm's most substantial clients, including religious orders and benevolent funds."

 

IBB's commercial property dispute solicitors ranked in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘highly experienced' two-partner team ‘very considerably punches above its weight', and is notable for its experience in advising housebuilders and in handling terminal dilapidation claims.

It recently acted for the Dorchester Group in a dispute with BNP Paribas and IKEA over the latter’s alleged wrongful use of confidential information in making a successful rival bid for a 30-acre site near the Olympic Stadium. Practice head Andrew Olins takes ‘a searingly analytical approach to problems'."

IBB's construction lawyers ranked in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) provided construction advice to the European Commission in relation to its UK property holdings; and assisted the Teenage Cancer Trust in relation to the documentation for developments at locations including the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre and Castle Hill Hospital in Hull. Paul Brampton heads the team."

IBB commercial property lawyers ranked top in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is ‘first class in every respect'. Juliusz Wodzianski ‘has the know-how to win the important points'".

Within Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

IBB's wills and estate lawyers ranked top in legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"The team of 15 fee-earners at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) specialises in high-value private client work, estate planning and management. Jacqueline Almond is recommended."

Within Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

 

IBB's childcare lawyers ranked top in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"At IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), senior solicitor Vicky Preece is ‘superb at providing support in very difficult cases'; and the‘highly intelligent and focused' Liz Fitzpatrick heads a specialist childcare unit."

Within Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

 

IBB's charity solicitors ranked in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"Clients value the ‘extremely responsive, detailed and effective' advice provided by the charity  team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett). [The team] advised the Daughters of Jesus on incorporating under the Charitable Incorporated Organisation structure. Christopher Hayes recently joined the team."

Within Charities and not-for-profit, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

 

IBB's personal injury and medical negligence solicitors ranked in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"Malcolm Underhill heads IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s team, whose recent caseload includes head injury and child abuse matters."

IBB's employment solicitors ranked Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"At IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), ‘there is always someone to deal with queries promptly'. The team, led by Justin Govier, delivers ‘an exemplary level of service', and counts Hertz, Hasbro and Clancy Group plc among its clients. Senior solicitor Jonathan Bruck is recommended."

 

 

Commercial dispute solicitors ranked in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

Within Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

Christopher Hayes heads a team of 11 fee-earners at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), having recently joined from Palmyra Chambers, and is ‘a very good technical lawyer with considerable business acumen'. The team was appointed to Chiltern District Council’s panel in 2013.

Criminal defence solicitors ranked in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"The team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), led by Joanne Gibbons, ‘goes out of its way to provide a first-class service'. It acted in over 2,600 cases in 2013, including murder and conspiracy to burgle cases which were widely reported in the media."

"Consultant Caroline Dunne is ‘a total professional' who goes ‘far beyond the simple duties of taking instructions'."

Within crime: general, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

David Clark Recommended Lawyer Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is ‘excellent in the service it provides', and ‘understands business intricacies very well'. The team advises on corporate reorganisations, M&A and private equity deals, acting for major clients such as Renault, Cummins, Lands Improvement Holdings, and Trans-Siberian Gold plc. David Clark is head of the practice."

IBB's residential development lawyers ranked top in legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

Within Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is ‘first class in every respect'. Juliusz Wodzianski ‘has the know-how to win the important points', and Susan Mawson is noted for her ‘knowledge, strength of character, and reliability'. Bill Bidder leads the real estate group, which was bolstered by the arrival of associate Ryan Diamond from Eversheds LLP.

 

Legal 500 UK Recommended Lawyer 2013

Legal 500 2013

John Milner is a recommended individual in Legal 500.

"Works phenomenally hard displaying considerable attention to detail and a sympathetic yet down to earth approach."

Legal 500 2013

IBB is ranked in the Legal 500 2013 directory.

"IBB regularly advises clients in the healthcare and automotive industries. The firm has capitalised on its proximity to Heathrow, acting for a number of international subsidiaries in the area."

Chambers and Partners 2014

The Construction team is ranked in the top tier for its region. Chambers and Partners 2014 describes the team as a "respected practice, focusing on work in the charity, health and leisure sectors." 

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

Paul is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Paul Brampton gains praise from clients for his 'considered and knowledgeable responses.' He heads the construction offering at the practice and handles significant non-contentious matters."

 

Chambers 2014

Chambers and Partners 2014

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"The team provides an excellent service, having a breadth of experience which enables it to provide the services we require."

 

Legal 500 2013

"New practice head Bill Bidder joined the ‘first-class’ practice at IBB in October 2012 from Speechly Bircham LLP. Key clients include Bellway Homes, Frontier Estates and Riverside Developments. Vivien Rimmer is also recommended."

The Residential Development Team is ranked in the top tier for firms practising in the South East.

Chambers and Partners 2014

Malcolm is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Malcolm Underhill focuses on serious injury work, including head and spinal injury claims, and he also has extensive experience in cases dealing with child abuse. Sources describe him as 'very capable in his discipline, with a professional but very approachable and friendly attitude.'"

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

The Personal Injury team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Handles a wide range of claimant litigation, including high-value catastrophic injury cases, workplace accident and industrial disease work, and claims relating to child abuse.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'The firm's strongest points are the care and attention to the requirements of their clients, coupled with their expertise and professionalism.'"

Chambers and Partners 2014

The team is ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2014 directory.

"Advises clients on a wide range of family matters, from complex childcare cases, to high net worth financial disputes, cohabitation and pre-marital agreements. Also has considerable expertise in collaborative law and mediation.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'I always felt looked after and supported as an individual rather than just as a paying client seeking legal services in difficult circumstances.'"

 

Legal 500 2013

The Commercial Real Estate team is ranked in the top tier by Legal 500 in the South East.

"New practice head Bill Bidder joined the ‘first-class’ practice at IBB in October 2012 from Speechly Bircham LLP. Key clients include Bellway Homes, Frontier Estates and Riverside Developments. Juliusz Wodzianski is a ‘seasoned professional’;".

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Jonathan Mowbray is equipped to handle all aspects of property litigation. He regularly acts for landlords, developers and retailers."

Jonathan is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

Chambers and Partners 2014

The Charities team is ranked in the top tier for its region in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Noted expertise in providing legal advice to religious organisations and charities. Areas of expertise include governance advice and charity mergers.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

 'The solicitors at IBB Solicitors understand our organisation and its challenges - on all occasions the advice that they give is appropriate given our circumstances.'

'The dedicated, knowledgeable and personable service that we receive makes us feel consistently that we are getting value for money.'"

 

Legal 500 2013

"IBB demonstrates a ‘high standard of professionalism’, and advises on a number of high-net-worth estates. Jacqueline Almond is ‘approachable and knowledgeable.’"

The team is ranked in the top tier for the South East.

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Vivien Rimmer is hailed for her ability to 'get a deal done.'"

Vivien is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

Chambers and Partners 2014

The Crime team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Superb practice which skilfully handles complex criminal matters ranging from sexual offences to serious organised crime. Also offers in-house advocacy.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'They are professional, friendly and punctual, and provide excellent legal advice.'

'They chase every minor detail and every point in the case. They do a really good job.'

'They are an example of a superbly functioning firm doing the full range of crime - violence and sex offences, murder and fraud.'"

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

Eddie is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Highly respected Eddie Tang 'has a great manner with clients from all walks of life and is able to communicate with them effectively.' He handles all types of crimes, including murders and serious conspiracies."

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

Kam is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Kam Varaitch is warmly recommended for his 'meticulous preparation and good client care.' He is noted for his teamwork skills in a wide range of criminal defence matters."

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

"West London stalwarts who advise on a range of employment issues. Noted for handling large relocations and related redundancy and consultation issues. Particularly strong in representing clients in the construction and charity sectors.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'We are delighted with the service we get. They stand out because of their accesibility and holistic approach.'

'They take a commercial, practical approach.'"

The Employment team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Jonathan Bruck is noted by impressed clients as 'steadfast and detailed.'"

Jonathan is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Justin Govier is 'more than just an employment lawyer: he helps you through the maze to get the solutions you want.' He focuses on tribunal defence and TUPE transfers."

Justin is ranked as a leader in his field by Chambers and Partners 2014.

Legal 500 2013

"Justin Govier's team at IBB advises on general HR issues, employment tribunal claims and restructuring, redundancy and mergers. The firm has particular expertise in charities and construction matters."

The Employment team is ranked in the first tier for firms practicing in the South East.

Chambers and Partners 2014

Amanda is ranked as a leader in her field by Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Amanda Melton recently joined the team from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP. She specialises in complicated financial proceedings and private children law matters. She is greatly admired by clients, with one noting that 'she is unflappable, calm, collected and always has an answer for any problem.'"

 

Legal 500 2013

The team is ranked in the top tier for firms practicing in the South East.

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Strong contentious practice with extensive experience in working on large and complex cases."

The Information Technology team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

Chambers and Partners 2014

The firm's strongest points are the care and attention to the requirements of their clients, coupled with their expertise and professionalism.

Legal 500 2013

The team is ranked in the top tier for firms practicing in the South East. 

"Vicky Preece, who is ‘intelligent, thoughtful and insightful’, joined in February 2012."

Legal 500 2013

The Personal Injury team in the Legal 500 2013 directory. 

"The 'insightful' Malcolm Underhill leads IBB's team, which has specialist experience in catastrophic injury, child abuse and employers' liability cases."

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

Paul Kite is ranked as a leading individual in two regions, Reading and Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds. 

"Department head Paul Kite specialises in debt collection, contentious insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes. Clients say: 'He has a good understanding of the breadth of the law and understands the litigation process.'"

Chambers describes the wider team as a "highly respected practice on the western edge of London. Industry expertise spans automotive, manufacturing, technology and hotels. Noted commercial fraud and IP dispute resolution capabilities."

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Uxbridge-based group exclusively dedicated to real estate litigation. Regularly acts for house builders, developers and companies with extensive portfolios.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'There is good back-up, with a strong, diverse team behind the partners, so that if one of them is absent a junior member of staff is appropriately briefed to stand in.'

'Work is very good quality and they have the ability to offer strategic advice, plus energy and commitment.'

'I consider the overall service to be excellent value for money.'"

The Real Estate Litigation team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

 

Legal 500 2013

The Commercial Dispute Resolution team is ranked in the top tier for firms practicing in the South East.

"The 'solid' IBB has a 'very good commercial litigation department.' Highlights included advising Renault UK in a breach of contract claim against easyBus, which resulted in the successful recovery of monies owed. Practice head Paul Kite is a 'measured and sensible commercial litigator with excellent interpersonal skills.'"

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Andrew Olins is noted as 'highly intellectual and original.'"

Andrew is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2014.

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Advises clients in relation to issues such as corporate restructuring, corporate governance, transactions, due diligence and contract negotiations. Experience in handling cross-border mandates

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'They are very responsive, business-savvy, timely and practical.'"

The Corporate and Commercial team are ranked in band three.

Legal 500 2013

"Andrew Olins has 'a strong academic bent.'"

Legal 500 2013

"David Clark heads the team at IBB, which acts for clients including Patek Philippe, Trans-Siberian Gold and Armstrong World Industries. It advised Cummins on proposed changes to its standard purchasing terms."

The Corporate and Commercial team are ranked in the second tier for the South East.

Chambers and Partners 2014

The Commercial Real Estate team is ranked in the top tier in their region.

"Expertise in landlord and tenant work for retail clients and office occupiers, and in commercial development.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'They are very competent and good value for money.'"

 

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Jacqueline Almond is highly recommended for her private client expertise. Sources say: 'We cannot fault her – she is a credit to the firm and to her profession. She is excellent at setting expectations with clients and always delivers on her commitments.'"

Jacqueline is ranked as a leader in her field.

 

Legal 500 2013

"Joanne Gibbons leads the three-partner team at IBB. The firm provides in-house advocacy services, and represents clients at all stages, from police stations through to the Court of Appeal. Gibbons has specialist expertise in youth court cases."

The Criminal Defence team are ranked in the top tier for the South East.

Chambers and Partners 2014

The firm's strongest points are the care and attention to the requirements of their clients, coupled with their expertise and professionalism.

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Specialises in advising clients with limited capacity to manage their own affairs. Work ranges from estate planning for disabled beneficiaries to acting as professional deputies and establishing personal injury trusts. Probate work is routine for the department, which is experienced in handling cross-border probate and estate matters.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'The service that we received was excellent in terms of both response times and the quality of legal expertise.'"

 

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Strength in handling residential development and regeneration projects. 

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'They are very competent and good value for money.'"

The Residential Development Team is ranked in the top tier for our region.

Chambers and Partners 2014

IBB is ranked for its Banking and Finance work in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"The Banking and Finance team represents a medley of lenders and borrowers in a range of financing matters. Expertise in the healthcare and real estate sectors.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'I would rate IBB Solicitors as a first-rate firm with strength in depth across a wide range of legal specialisms. The firm has a very positive and strong outlook which is evident to myself as a client of the practice.'

'Very good – they are professional and knowledgeable.'"

 

Legal 500 2013

Vicky Preece is 'intelligent, throughtful and insightful.'

Chambers and Partners 2014

Peter Burnett is ranked as a senior statesman in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Peter Burnett advises on all aspects of charity law, and is highly experienced in wills, trust, probate and property matters."

 

Legal 500 2013

The Charities team is ranked in the top tier by Legal 500 in the South East.

"IBB acts for the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Teenage Cancer Trust, and United Synagogue. It recently advised PURE the Clean Planet Trust in relation to a funding agreement with Big Society Capital. "

Chambers and Partners 2013

The Construction team were ranked in the top tier in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"This team has great expertise in the industrial, hotel and leisure sectors, and acts for a number of major developer clients such as Jansons, Chancerygate and Frontier Estates. Alongside this work, it also enjoys a considerable reputation for its work in health and charities and the team currently advises the Disabilities Trust on the construction of hospitals for people with learning difficulties. 'They can cover your legal requirements from a number of angles and are a safe pair of hands' clients say."

Chambers and Partners 2013

The Commercial Real Estate team was ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"IBB is applauded for the quality of its advice and value for money. Sources describe it as a 'gem of a firm - providing City service at well below City prices.' It is equally as accomplished on commercial property deals, including developments, transactions and lettings. Here, in addition to advising developers, it enjoys a thriving position in representing corporates from the health and retail sectors. Highlights include acting for the Moorfield Real Estate Fund on the acqusition of a former Labour Party headquarters for conversion into a hostel."

Chambers and Partners 2013

Paul was ranked as a leading individual in his field in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Paul Brampton is a well-respected construction practitioner whose clients benefit from his considerable industry experience. He is 'very approachable, prompt in his replies and we get clarity and accurate comments back from him' sources say."

Chambers and Partners 2012

Paul was ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners 2012.

"Department head Paul Brampton draws upon considerable experience in both industry and legal practice to advise clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters."

Chambers and Partners 2012

The Construction team was ranked in the 2012 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Operating out of offices in Uxbridge, this firm acts for a number of clients in the commercial, engineering and health sectors. The firm continues to advise the Teenage Cancer Trust on issues surrounding its funding and procurement of PFI and non-PFI developments on NHS sites. In the civil engineering sphere it has recently advised Murrill Construction on a complex dispute with a subcontractor. Other members of the firm's diverse client base include major corporate entities such as Domino's Pizza, and charities including the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy."

 

 

Legal 500 2013

The Construction team was ranked in the 2013 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB’s construction team has been active on the contentious side, acting in insurance and contractual claims. It won Selfridges as a new client, and continues to represent the Teenage Cancer Trust."

Chambers and Partners 2013

The Charities team was ranked in the top tier for its region in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"IBB Solicitors is best known for its work with religious and faith-based charitable organisations, although the group acts for big-name charities such as Barnado's and the Teenage Cancer Trust. The team advises clients across a range of areas, including mergers, trustee issues and contractual concerns. Clients not that the group 'has taken the time to understand our charity and the issues it deals with.'"

 

Chambers and Partners 2013

The Commercial Dispute Resolution team was ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Based in Uxbridge, this firm benefits from a strong capability to serve its numerous multinational clients, and is particularly popular with those operating along the M40 corridor. The firm boasts expertise in commercial fraud, shareholder disputes, and IP and IT related matters. Sources praise the depth of its litigation practice. Big name international clients include Renault and Sony."

Paul Kite was ranked as a leading individual in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners. Clients say he is "decisive, quick" and "incredibly astute". He "picks up concepts easily" and "helps to keep things claim and move things on with a game plan". He provides "immediate sensible and practical advice".

Chambers and Partners 2013

The Criminal Defence team was ranked in the top tier in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Sources say that this team 'operates far more effectively than many of its competitors and is respected in the market.' The team is recognised for its ability to handle high-end, complex matters and is among the top firms in the South in terms of monthly payments from the LSC."

Legal 500 2012

"The team at IBB is headed by David Clark, who has considerable experience in corporate finance. The firm represented AIM-listed Trans-Siberian Gold in its conversion of debt facilities worth close to £7m into new ordinary shares."

Legal 500 2012

The Commercial Dispute Resolution team was ranked in the top tier in the South East in the 2012 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB acted for Ceridian in a £1m claim arising out of an abandoned outsourcing contract with Somerfield. It also represented Cummins Power Generation in a breach of contract injunction claim involving proceedings in the UK and Pakistan."

Legal 500 2012

Legal 500 ranked placed the team in the top tier for for firms practicing in the South East for the 2012 edition of its directory.

"IBB ‘guarantees a highly professional service’ and ‘unhesitatingly goes the extra mile.’"

Legal 500 2012

Legal 500 ranked placed the team in the top tier for for firms practicing in the South East for the 2012 edition of its directory.

"IBB ‘guarantees a highly professional service’ and ‘unhesitatingly goes the extra mile.’ Elizabeth Fitzpatrick is ‘rigorous and indefatigable.'"

Chambers and Partners 2013

Malcolm Underhill was ranked as a leading individual in the Chambers and Partners 2013 directory.

"Experienced team leader Malcolm Underhill specialises in head injuries and is noted for 'working hard for clients to get them the best result.'"

 

Legal 500 2012

The Employment team were ranked in the top tier in the 2012 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB provides ‘a gold-star service’ and has a ‘user-friendly and approachable style’, and advises clients such as Hertz, Hasbro and Adventis Group plc. Justin Govier is ‘an expert in his field.'"

Legal 500 2012

The Real Estate Dispute Resolution team was ranked in the 2012 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB’s ‘strong, diverse team’ provides ‘accurate and comprehensive advice’. It represented The Dorchester Group in a complex claim against BNP Paribas, and Inter-IKEA in a £60m breach of contract case. Hasbro also instructed the firm on two landlord issues relating to an industrial estate in Wales. Jon Mowbray is an experienced litigator."

Legal 500 2012

Legal 500 2012

The Construction team was ranked in the 2012 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB's ‘excellent’ and ‘authoritative’ practice is the sole adviser to Teenage Cancer Trust and represented The Disabilities Trust in the development of an independent hospital in Swindon. Paul Brampton is ‘very authoritative.’"

Legal 500 2012

The Charities team were ranked in the top tier in the 2012 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB’s ‘consistently excellent’ charities team advises several religious organisations on strategic and one-off transactional issues. Recent work includes advising PURE – The Clean Planet Trust on its donations arrangement with British Airways One Destination Carbon Fund. ’"

Legal 500 2012

The Commercial Real Estate team was ranked in the top tier for its region in the 2012 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB provides ‘City service, expertise and quality without the price tag’, and acts for clients including Aviva, Xerox and Moorfield. Juliusz Wodzianski is recommended."

Chambers and Partners 2013

The team was ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Located in Chesham, this growing private client team advises a number of the Thames Valley's high net worth individuals. It focuses predominantly on non-contentious domestic matters, although some of its work contains international elements. The practice deals with wills, trusts, probate and estate administration, and represents elderly clients as well as individuals without the capacity to manage their affairs."

Legal 500 2012

The team was ranked in the top tier for its region in the 2012 edition of the Legal 500 directory.

"IBB’s ‘totally professional’ private client practice has strength in estate administration and Court of Protection matters. Jacqueline Almond is recommended."

Chambers and Partners 2013

The team was ranked by Chambers and Partners 2013.

"IBB Solicitors houses a comprehensive family offering which handles high-value matrimonial finance matters, prenupital and cohabitation agreements, as well as advising on childcare, private children law matters and domestic violence cases. The firm also has a flourishing alternative dispute resolution practice, including lawyers qualified in mediation and collaborative law methods."

Chambers and Partners 2013

IBB was ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"IBB Solicitors operates out of offices in Uxbridge and Chesham and provides a 'fantastic service' to those with severe head injuries, as well as assisting victims of child abuse. The team also boasts a highly developed approach to difficult employers' liability claims."

Chambers and Partners 2013

IBB was ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Clients turn to IBB Solicitors for its 'friendly, approachable' service and 'willingness to put themselves out to assist us.' The team advises on restructurings, employee transfers and senior executive departures including any resulting litigation. Solicitors also act on standalone employment disputes and Employment Tribunal hearings. The team enjoys relationships with a number of top clients including Hasbro, Hertz and Adventis Group, and delivers training seminars on a range of employment issues."

Chambers and Partners 2013

Justin Govier was ranked as a leader in his field in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"The 'helpful, commercially aware' Justin Govier 'ensures that advice given is practical to a business environment'. He advises on strategic corporate restructuring programmes.'

Chambers and Partners 2013

Jonathan Bruck was ranked as a leading individual in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Jonathan Bruck is 'a pleasure to deal with' and provides 'practical advice' as well as an experienced touch in handling sensitive issues."

Chambers and Partners 2013

The Real Estate Dispute Resolution team were ranked in the top tier in Chambers and Partners 2013.

"The two-partners real estate litigation team at IBB Solicitors is well regarded for acting for commercial developers, corporate property portfolios and national house builders. The group also has particular expertise in the field of terminal dilapidations. One recent highlight involved acting for Bellway Homes on a claim against the Homes and Communities Agency for a declaration in arbitration proceeedings. Other notable clients include Aviva, Dorchester Group, Xerox and Hasbro."

Chambers and Partners 2013

Andrew Olins was ranked as a leading individual in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Department head Andrew Olins is 'an expert on dilapidations' and clients praise that he is 'a lateral thinker, intelligent, intellectual and astute.' Olins advised the Drochester Group on a £60million claim against Inter Ikea and BNP Paribas for beach of a non-circumvention agreement."

Chambers and Partners 2013

Jon Mowbray was ranked as a leader in his field in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"The 'excellent' Jonathan Mowbray 'gives clear and concise advice,' sources report. He recently acted for Habsro on providing advice on the exercise of a conditional break option on the lease of a property in North Wales."

Chambers and Partners 2013

The Residential Development team was ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"IBB is applauded for the quality of its advice and value for money. Sources describe it as a 'gem of a firm - providing City service at well below City prices.' It has a demonstrable track record in residential developments, including options, development agreements and plot sales, and acounts several housebuilders among its client base."

Chambers and Partners 2013

Vivien Rimmer was ranked as a leading individual in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Vivien Rimmer is deemed 'approachable, able to work to deadlines' and in possession of 'an eye for detail.' She acts on strategic land acquisitions and residential developments."

Legal 500 2012

The Criminal Defence team was ranked in the top tier in the South East by the 2013 edition of Legal 500.

"Joanne Gibbons' team at IBB has expertise in criminal fraud matters, and provides clients ‘with a comprehensive, experienced service’. Recent work includes defending a client prosecuted in the parliamentary expenses scandal, and a case involving the murder of a victim with a Mach-10 submachine gun."

Legal 500 2011

The Construction team was ranked in the 2011 edition of Legal 500.

"Paul Brampton's department at IBB has a strong emphasis on construction work in the healthcare sector"