Vivien Rimmer


Vivien acts for individual developers and consortia in buying and selling brownfield and greenfield land suitable for short and long-term future development and regeneration including mixed-use schemes.

Vivien has in-depth experience in negotiating complex section 106 agreements which impose obligations to make community payments, provide affordable housing, set aside land for ecological parks, and preserve endangered habitats. She also deals with negotiating other ancillary documents such as highways and other infrastructure agreements, and agreements for the acquisition of rights over neighbouring land.

Vivien also acted for the Older Women's Cohousing Project (OWCH)  with many team members involved in the legal process over the last 2-3 years. Vivien secured the initial instruction to act on the sales and purchases of the individual units 

Vivien is also named by Chambers as a leader in the field over several years.

Career Woodham Smith, IBB since 1990

Key dates BA 1981, qualified 1984

Chambers in 2019 says:

"Vivien Rimmer has particular expertise in the areas of residential development and regeneration. She also regularly advises on Section 106 agreements".

Chambers in 2018 says:

"The 'very good' Vivien Rimmer specialises in development and regeneration work. She also has experience of planning law, including the negotiation of Section 106 agreements".

Chambers in 2017 says:

"Sources say that Vivien Rimmer is a 'good strong negotiator and places the client's best interests first.' Her practice centres on residential development and regeneration."

Chambers in 2016 says:

"Vivien Rimmer regularly acts for developers and land consortia in relation to the acquisition of brownfield and greenfield sites for development and regeneration projects. She is particularly adept at advising on mixed-use schemes."

Chambers in 2014 says:

"Clients describe Vivien Rimmer as 'commercial, with tremendous knowledge and depth of experience.' She is a residential development specialist with particular focus on mixed-use development and regeneration schemes."

Chambers in 2014 says:

"Vivien Rimmer specialises in the use of brownfield sites for residential development and regeneration projects. She is hailed for her ability to 'get a deal done'."

Legal 500 in 2016 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is highly regarded for its work for housebuilders including Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes. The sizeable team also regularly acts in real estate developments and investments; in an illustration of the latter, Juliusz Wodzianski led advice to BAM Properties on letting a newly constructed mixed-use development in Stockport. Other key names include practice head Bill Bidder, Vicky Stokes, Ross Johnstone, Vivien Rimmer, Jeff Elphee and Susan Mawson. "

Legal 500 in 2015 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘excellent in all respects’ team is led by Bill Bidder, and has highly regarded capabilities in residential development, amply demonstrated by advising Barking Riverside on a high-profile regeneration project in Essex. Other key figures in a huge team include Vivien Rimmer."



Team Residential Development Based Capital Court - Uxbridge