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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."

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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'".

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".

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".


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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.'"


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."

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."