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Commercial Dispute Resolution

Adam Dowdney Lgeal 500 2017 Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 2017 Commercial Dispute Resolution

Legal 500 in 2017 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has experienced a rise in insolvency-related cases, most notably in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, and continues to advise on a range of matters including product liability, debt recovery and commercial contract disputes. Recent work includes representing the National House Building Council (NHBC) in an insurance indemnity claim totalling £1m, which related to defective construction work undertaken as part of a major project. It also acted for Phillip Jeffries in mediation with a former commercial agent. The team also acted for longstanding client Renault in an intellectual property infringement matter regarding a domain name". 

Leading lawyer, Paul Kite, advises on the full range of contentious matters and has notable automotive, manufacturing and distribution sector expertise. He is recommended alongside senior associate Sarah Jackson, who handles company and partnership disputes, commercial fraud and debt recovery matters.

IBB's Commercial Dispute Lawyers Listed in Legal 500 2015

Commercial Dispute Resolution Team Listed in Legal 500 2015

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘team is as good as the London firms that are their main competitors’. Practice head Paul Kite ‘combines a rigorous legal approach with a very calm commercial head’; Sarah Jackson is ‘a gem of a lawyer’. An impressive client roster includes Renault UK, Choice Hotels and Manpower. 

Paul Kite, Commercial Disputes Expert, Listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Commercial Litigation

"Paul Kite has an exceptional reputation for his litigation practice and his experience in sectors such as automotive, manufacturing and hotels. Clients describe him as 'reassuring knowledgeable' and 'everything you want from a lawyer'."



IBB's commercial dispute lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

The commercial dispute resolution team is ranked in the top tier for its region.

"Popular with corporate clients in West London. Strengths in the construction, manufacturing and technology sectors."

"Christopher Hayes joins the firm from private practice as a barrister specialising in IP."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"They are speedy with their responses and good on costs."

IBB's commercial dispute solicitors ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Head of department Paul Kite specialises in a number of areas, including commercial contract disputes, partnership disputes and insolvency. Clients say: 'He guides you in a pleasant way, does a lot of preparatory work and his memory is extraordinary.' "

Commercial dispute solicitors ranked in Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

Within Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx, IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is a first tier firm.

Christopher Hayes heads a team of 11 fee-earners at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett), having recently joined from Palmyra Chambers, and is ‘a very good technical lawyer with considerable business acumen'. The team was appointed to Chiltern District Council’s panel in 2013.

Chambers and Partners 2014

Paul Kite is ranked as a leading individual in two regions, Reading and Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds. 

"Department head Paul Kite specialises in debt collection, contentious insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes. Clients say: 'He has a good understanding of the breadth of the law and understands the litigation process.'"

Chambers describes the wider team as a "highly respected practice on the western edge of London. Industry expertise spans automotive, manufacturing, technology and hotels. Noted commercial fraud and IP dispute resolution capabilities."

Legal 500 2013

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

"The 'solid' IBB has a 'very good commercial litigation department.' Highlights included advising Renault UK in a breach of contract claim against easyBus, which resulted in the successful recovery of monies owed. Practice head Paul Kite is a 'measured and sensible commercial litigator with excellent interpersonal skills.'"


Chambers and Partners 2013

The Commercial Dispute Resolution team was ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners.

"Based in Uxbridge, this firm benefits from a strong capability to serve its numerous multinational clients, and is particularly popular with those operating along the M40 corridor. The firm boasts expertise in commercial fraud, shareholder disputes, and IP and IT related matters. Sources praise the depth of its litigation practice. Big name international clients include Renault and Sony."

Paul Kite was ranked as a leading individual in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners. Clients say he is "decisive, quick" and "incredibly astute". He "picks up concepts easily" and "helps to keep things claim and move things on with a game plan". He provides "immediate sensible and practical advice".

Legal 500 2012

The Commercial Dispute Resolution team was ranked in the top tier in the South East in the 2012 edition of Legal 500.

"IBB acted for Ceridian in a £1m claim arising out of an abandoned outsourcing contract with Somerfield. It also represented Cummins Power Generation in a breach of contract injunction claim involving proceedings in the UK and Pakistan."