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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'".

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'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. 

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.

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 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.


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

"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.


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 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."