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Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Family and Matrimonial

"Clients of IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)'s family rate its 'outstanding service and approachable and personable manner which puts clients at ease during stressful situations'. Areas of expertise include acting for high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases involving assets ranging from £2m to £10m; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements and pre-civil partnership agreements; and representing children in private law cases in disputes involving contact and residence arrangements following the breakdown of parental relationships".

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - Amanda Melton

Amanda Melton listed as "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

"Amanda Melton heads the practice and 'combines exceptional professional knowledge with strong interpersonal skills - her straight-talking approach and honesty about the potential pitfalls of a case inspires confidence'".

IBB Solicitors Legal 500 Leading firm 2017

Legal 500 2017 Family and Matrimonial Team

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘dedicated team of specialist family lawyers’ provides ‘an efficient service to its clients, always acting in their best interests and being appropriately assertive’. The group handles high-value divorce work and has significant childcare expertise, regularly advising on private law cases and acrimonious disputes involving the Children Act. Other areas of expertise include matrimonial property issues, Court of Protection matters and cross-border financial cases".

IBB's charities lawyers recommended in Legal 500 2015

Legal 500 2015: IBB's Family and Matrimonial Team

Amanda Melton and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick are the key contacts at IBB.

Amanda Melton, Divorce Law Expert, Listed in Chambers 2016.

Chambers and Partners 2016: Amanda Melton

Amanda Melton continues to be recognised for her handling of complex financial matters, often working on disputes that include property and inheritance issues.

Chambers and Partners 2014

The team is ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2014 directory.

"Advises clients on a wide range of family matters, from complex childcare cases, to high net worth financial disputes, cohabitation and pre-marital agreements. Also has considerable expertise in collaborative law and mediation.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'I always felt looked after and supported as an individual rather than just as a paying client seeking legal services in difficult circumstances.'"


Chambers and Partners 2014

Amanda is ranked as a leader in her field by Chambers and Partners 2014.

"Amanda Melton recently joined the team from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP. She specialises in complicated financial proceedings and private children law matters. She is greatly admired by clients, with one noting that 'she is unflappable, calm, collected and always has an answer for any problem.'"


Legal 500 2013

The team is ranked in the top tier for firms practicing in the South East.


Legal 500 2012

Legal 500 ranked placed the team in the top tier for for firms practicing in the South East for the 2012 edition of its directory.

"IBB ‘guarantees a highly professional service’ and ‘unhesitatingly goes the extra mile.’"

Chambers and Partners 2013

The team was ranked by Chambers and Partners 2013.

"IBB Solicitors houses a comprehensive family offering which handles high-value matrimonial finance matters, prenupital and cohabitation agreements, as well as advising on childcare, private children law matters and domestic violence cases. The firm also has a flourishing alternative dispute resolution practice, including lawyers qualified in mediation and collaborative law methods."