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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."

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'".

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.

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. 

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 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 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

"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

"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 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."