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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's charities lawyers recommended in Legal 500 2015

Legal 500 2015: Charities Team

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

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 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.


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.'"


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 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.'"


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. ’"