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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". 

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 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 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."

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 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."

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."


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

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."

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 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"