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IBB Appoints New Real Estate Partner And Group Head

IBB Appoints New Real Estate Partner And Group Head

Press Release

IBB Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of a new partner and group head to the real estate team.

Bill Bidder brings a specialism in commercial real estate, planning, local government and urban regeneration.

He has in-depth experience of high-value complex transactions involving freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, preparation of long-term strategic option agreements, joint ventures, collaboration agreements and complex infrastructure documentation, including affordable housing requirements. He has acted on behalf of nationally known plc residential property developers, a leading nationally known charity and local authorities.

Bill joins IBB from Speechly Bircham, where he had been a partner since 2009 after it merged with Campbell Hooper, where he had been since 2003. Prior to that, Bill spent six years as Legal Director and Company Secretary at Taylor Woodrow.

Bill says, “I was attracted to IBB by the particular strengths of the residential development team, and am very much looking forward to playing a part in extending IBB’s presence in the market place and complementing the work already being done by the firm in building a reputation as a leading firm in this sector.”

IBB Solicitors’ managing partner Steven Booth says,”This is an important strategic appointment for the practice. The addition of Bill to our team consolidates our position and significantly adds to the existing expertise in the real estate sector. We anticipate that Bill’s leadership will see the group profile grow even further as a ‘go to’ name for real estate legal advice.”

Also joining IBB from Speechly Bircham is Christian Le Gouais. Christian has worked closely with Bill for a number of years and joins as a senior solicitor.