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Iliffes Booth Bennett

03456 381381

IBB Solicitors (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is West London’s leading law firm. We are a dynamic and forward-thinking legal practice capable of handling complex legal work, and can trace our history back to 1774. We provide expertise in almost every area of the law. We have 27 partners, 79 qualified lawyers and fee earners, and 193 employees in total, (including consultants) working across four main practice areas – Real Estate, Commercial, Private Client and Community Legal Services. (Figures obtained 31.05.17). We provide comprehensive coverage of the South East and Thames Valley. Recognised in the Legal 500 as a regional heavyweight, we represent individuals and businesses nationally and internationally.

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Verified Steven Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
April 05, 2019 20190405150804



Peter Williams is a true professional who guided us smoothly through the process and explained everything clearly from start to finish. We felt comfortable and reassured in his capable hands which alleviated much of the stress involved in the house move. I would recommended IBB Solicitors Chesham (and Peter) to anyone off the back of his work as you know the level of service will be extremely high and attentive at all times. 10 out of 10.

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Verified Adele Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
April 05, 2019 20190405150804

Wills Trusts and Probate


Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to legal matters so I am enormously grateful for the knowledge and wisdom shared by Charlotte, who was truly helpful when I most needed her advice.

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March 08, 2019 20190308114156



The advice provided was very clear and concise.

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Sandy Added 4 months ago Report to admin
December 19, 2018 20181219170047



I feel privileged to have met Jennifer, who helped my sister and I to sort out my Mum's estate. She had such a caring manner, very trustworthy and was so quick and efficient in all she did, which meant that the whole process went through smoothly and stress free and we both looked forward to our meetings with her. Nothing was too much trouble and she always got back to us quickly and dealt with any obstacles in the way efficiently and very professionally. She had a wonderful sense of humour and made us feel comfortable when we were sad and upset, during our time of loss.
A really wonderful person and incredibly knowledgeable in her field - thank you very much!

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Iliffes Booth Bennett responded to this review on 04 February, 2019

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback you have given us and look forward to working with you in the future.

Verified Di Added 4 months ago Report to admin
November 30, 2018 20181130201501

Jennifer Koch at IBB Solicitors


We met Jennifer when she came to the house to make alterations with our Mum to her Will. She had a lovely manner with Mum who was in bed very ill at the end of her life; she was kind and sensitive but still very professional. She continued to support us after Mum had died, explaining everything to us and gave us the most amazing service. She was very friendly with great empathy and humour but most importantly also very efficient and trustworthy. She did an excellent job for us, sorting out the whole estate so we didnt have to worry about anything, I am very grateful to her and would 100% recommend her.

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Iliffes Booth Bennett responded to this review on 04 February, 2019

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the feedback you have given us. We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide and the fact that our lawyers go the extra mile for their clients. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Mel Added 5 months ago Report to admin
November 24, 2018 20181124225818

Couldn't have been more helpful


Jennifer Koch has been a professional in all senses of the word. Our dealings with her in the organisation of our father's estate has been exemplary as well as friendly. My sister and I have been able to trust her completely at this difficult time and I would recommend her and the members of IBB Law to anyone who requires legal services.

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Iliffes Booth Bennett responded to this review on 29 November, 2018

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the feedback you have given us. We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide and the fact that our lawyers go the extra mile for their clients, so it is great to hear that Jennifer has proved this out.

Verified michael Added 5 months ago Report to admin
November 03, 2018 20181103201501

Conveyancing and legal advice


Having used IBB on several occasions previously, we were very satisfied recently with the very professional and efficient way in which we were assisted in the sale and purchase of our properties.

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Iliffes Booth Bennett responded to this review on 05 November, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to do this. At IBB Solicitors, we seek to build strong and lasting relationships with our clients so it is great to here such positive comments from a long-standing client. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

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September 29, 2018 20180929211501

Marriage of two Seniors


Excellent advice and execution.

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Iliffes Booth Bennett responded to this review on 03 October, 2018

Thank you for your feedback Ciaran, we appreciate you taking the time to do this. At IBB Solicitors, we seek to build strong and lasting relationships with our clients so it is great to here such positive comments from a long-standing client. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

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August 28, 2018 20180828211501

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Very good service

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Iliffes Booth Bennett responded to this review on 05 September, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback you have given us and look forward to working with you in the future.

Verified Richard Added 10 months ago Report to admin
June 10, 2018 20180610211501

Perfect experience as first time buyers


We were first time buyers using help to buy and there were several 'quirks' in the flat we were purchasing which meant this was going to be a challenging piece of work. We went to IBB solicitors and one of their partner's Gillian Outram. Gill went above and beyond what was expected, even of a solicitor of her experience and standard. She not only resolved some very challenging issues with our first time property but also resolved issues which affected the whole building and all other purchasers in the building as this was a new build. She knew how much we wanted to purchase the property and didn't let any obstacles get in the way and now we are very happily settled in our first home together. Excellent knowledge, service and manner from all staff at IBB that we interacted with, incredibly friendly and helpful. Immediate responses from both Gillian herself, a partner, and any of her supporting staff who were always quick to respond and made us feel looked after. Regular updates, even when we weren't asking for them, Gill would reach out to let us know how it was progressing. She kept us aware of issues she ran into and an idea of the consequences should these not be sorted but also made clear she would make every effort to resolve them and that is exactly what she did. We were even the first people to buy in the block of flats because none of the other lawyers could crack the tricky bits! Couldn't recommend IBB and Gill Outram more

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Solicitors who work at Iliffes Booth Bennett

  • Joanna DeBiase

    Joanna trained as a dispute resolution lawyer qualifying in 1992 and joining IBB in 1999. During her career at IBB Joanna has worked in a number of roles including head of technology and information services; compliance partner; deputy MLRO; COLP; and most recently operations director.  Joanna completed an MBA at Cranfield School of Management in 2008.  As Managing Partner, Joanna will be responsible for the firm's strategic direction, attracting and retaining exceptional people and making sure the firm is ready to deliver the highest standards of client service in all the communities we serve.  Key dates: 1988 LLB, 1992 Qualified, 2008 MBA Career: IBB since 1999 

  • Bill Bidder

    Bill heads the Real Estate group at IBB, bringing a specialism in 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. Career: Partner at Speechly Bircham, Legal Director and Company Secretary at Taylor Woodrow.

  • Paul Brampton

    Paul Brampton is a construction and engineering law specialist and advises clients operating in the charity, commercial, leisure, hotel, office, housing, health, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and public works sectors. In addition to advising on the construction and engineering aspects of transactions, assembling the team and preparing the necessary legal documentation, he acts for parties in adjudications, expert determinations, mediations, arbitrations and court proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court and the Court of Appeal. Paul is an officer of the London Constructing Excellence Club an organisation which is committed to knowledge sharing and promoting best practice and he is a member of the Society of Construction Law. Paul holds a degree in civil and structural engineering, and has written for Building Magazine, Construction News, Legal Week and the Financial Times. Paul is ranked as a leading individual in the Chambers and Partners Directory and in the Legal 500 where the construction team is also recommended for its work. “…some stellar feedback from clients. The group has created a strong profile in the market for both contentious and non-contentious construction” Chambers and Partners UK “Superb responsiveness and value for money” - Chambers and Partners UK “Group head Paul Brampton is praised for his efficiency and pragmatism, which match that of the team as a whole.” Chambers and Partners UK “Paul Brampton is praised by clients for his ‘excellent attention to detail’” - Chambers and Partners UK “Clients appreciate the ‘expertise and delivery of Paul Brampton’ at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)” Legal 500 Paul has also been listed in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers directory 2013. Personal experience Construction due diligence for RBS, HSBC, Deutsche Postbank, Allied Irish Bank, Anglo Irish Bank and Bank of Scotland in relation to UK developments including the Courage Brewery site in Bristol and the Unity building in Liverpool Construction advice to Malmaison Hotels and Hotel du Vin in relation to hotel developments at Aberdeen, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London (Old Bailey), Newcastle, Reading, and York Construction adviser to a Guernsey Property Unit Trust Fund in relation to the construction of the Radisson Blu hotel at Broad Quay, Bristol Adviser to Teenage Cancer Trust in relation to its development programme on NHS sites across the UK including the award-winning Skypad at the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Other hospital sites include Addenbrookes, UCLH, the Freeman Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, City Hospital in Nottingham, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Castle Hill Hospital in Hull, and the Beatson in Glasgow Preparation of construction documentation for use by the Lidl supermarket chain on its programme of UK projects Acted for Toyota UK in relation to a series of successful adjudications against a Japanese building contractor Construction advice to Domino’s Pizza on the construction of its UK commissary facility, UK headquarters and conference facility Adviser to Greenstar on the construction of a materials recovery facility in North London Adviser to ABB Zantingh in relation to Combined Heat and Power plants Adviser to Cummins Power Generation in relation to secondary power systems Acting for local government in relation to disputes concerning public works including the Bath Spa and Paddington Bridge  Key dates BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering from Bristol University (1991), qualified as a solicitor (1996) Career  K & L Gates, Taylor Wessing; joined IBB February 2007 Paul Brampton has produced a free webinar titled: Construction Act Changes.

  • John Clement

    John Clement specialises in all aspects of commercial litigation, including general contractual disputes, commercial landlord and tenant matters, intellectual property claims, and disputes involving residential park homes, where he is regarded as one of the country’s leading authorities. Key Practice Areas: -Commercial disputes -Residential Park and Holiday Home Law -Property Litigation -Mediation Experience: -Over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. -Acts as retained national legal advisor to the National Caravan Council, working closely with the industry in relation to current and future legislative changes. -Advises a number of the leading national park operators in relation to both contentious and non-contentious business. -Appears regularly as an advocate in the County Court and the First Tier Tribunal (formerly the Residential Property Tribunal). -Has achieved successful and cost-effective outcomes for clients in numerous commercial mediations. -Regularly delivers seminars and presentations to the holiday and residential parks industry.

  • Gemma Coles

    Gemma Coles handles a wide range of commercial property transactions including acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant matters. Gemma is a member of the Real Estate Charity Team and advises a number of charity clients on all property related matters. Key dates: Qualified as a Solicitor in 2007. Career: Pictons Solicitors LLP and Hayward Moon Property Lawyers. Legal 500 in 2017 says: "Gemma Coles is recommended for real estate finance." "Recommended individuals include...Gemma Coles, who specialises in bank securitisation and development transactions."

  • Richard Devall

    Richard is one of the leading employment and business immigration legal specialists in the UK. He has a wealth of experience providing strategic advice to multi-national corporations at board level on employee engagement and talent management; the employment and immigration aspects of business transfers, mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing arrangements; inward investments; governance, compliance and board reviews; international employee transfers; whistleblowing and discrimination and high-level litigation involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants and risk management. Richard has a particular focus on and strong knowledge of the Defence & Security, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Automotive and Retail sectors. He is also Head of IBB’s business immigration team acting for business, high net-worth individuals, sports people and entertainers across the world.    Richard co-leads IBB’s international offering providing international legal management services to global organisations. He deals with all aspects of international inward investment into the UK working closely with both UK Trade & Investment and UK Chambers of Commerce. Professional Memberships Employment Lawyers Association. Career History -Qualified with Pitmans LLP in April 1996 into the employment team; -Joined the Andersen Legal Human Capital team in Reading before it became part of Olswang; -Joined H2O Law in London as a Partner in 2003; -Returned to Pitmans LLP as a Partner in 2007; -Joined IBB as a Partner in 2016 Education: -United World College of South East Asia, Singapore (International Baccalaureate); -Queen Mary College, University of London (LLB Hons); and -College of Law, Lancaster Gate (Law Society Finals) Personal: Richard enjoys keeping fit and travelling (with a particular passion for the wonderful continent of Africa); Supporting Reading Football Club and London Irish Rugby Football Club.

  • Adam Dowdney

    Adam Dowdney is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial department at IBB which has a very strong reputation in Uxbridge and the wider Thames Valley market. Adam specialises in all aspects of corporate finance work, including mergers and acquisitions, MBOs/MBIs, private equity transactions (acting for both management and investment entities), restructurings, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and general company law matters. Adam has worked on a number of large, high-profile and complex transactions across a broad range of business sectors and he won "Lawyer of the Year" at the 2011 Thames Valley & Solent Business Award. Adam is ranked as a leading individual in both Legal 500 and Chambers. Recent Transactional experience: -Advising shareholders of BM Trada Group, the provider of certification and building products testing services, on the sale of the company and it’s subsidiaries to Exova Group Plc for approximately £22 million; -Advising Game Digital, the high street and on-line specialist games retailer, on the acquisition of Multiplay Limited, an event and gaming community focussed company, for circa £20 million; -Advising the shareholders of Softbox Systems Limited, a market-leading manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging systems for the pharmaceutical industry, on the strategic minority investment by US private equity firm Great Point Partners; -Advising The West Berkshire Brewery PLC, the independent brewery based in Yattendon, on its re-registration as a PLC and offer to raise up to £4m million under the EIS; -Working with Prowting Investments Plc, a family-backed private equity firm, on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer Bargate Homes Limited; -Advising the shareholders of Permanent Health Company Limited, a specialist provider of medical and dental insurance for families and businesses, on the sale of the entire issued share capital to AXA; -Working with the shareholders of Orion Clinical Services Limited, a market-leading Clinical Research Organisation, on its merger with Simbec Research Limited; -Advising the shareholders of Intelliflo Limited, a market-leading software provider to the financial services sector, on its buyout backed by HGCapital; -Advising the shareholders of Resourcing Solutions Ltd -Advising the management team of Sabio Ltd Career history: -Qualified with Linklaters in September 1995 into the international financial services team; -Joined the Charles Russell corporate team in London 1997; -Joined Clarkslegal in Reading as a Partner in the corporate and commercial team in 2004; -Moved to Pitmans in Reading as a Partner in the corporate team in 2007; -Joined Shoosmiths in Reading as a Partner in the corporate team in 2012.

  • Jeff Elphee

    Jeff Elphee has extensive experience in all types of real estate including acting for funds and developers in connection with major transactions. He has particular expertise in the industrial, hotel and office sectors and acting for institutional clients with reference to investment portfolios as well as for trading companies and charities. Clients: His clients include Moorfield Group Limited, Renault Retail Group and Evolve Fund Services. Key dates: LLB (Hons) Birmingham University 1986, Qualified 1990 Career:  Gouldens, Royal & Sun Alliance, S J Berwin, joined IBB in 2004

  • Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

    Liz Fitzpatrick has substantial experience in representing children on complex public law cases with a focus on care cases and adoption matters. Major referrers: due to her high profile, regularly receives recommendations (to adopters) from several Local Authorities in West London and is also well known to CAFCASS / Guardians, Family Barristers, Family Experts and courts in the area. She is listed as an expert in her field of practice in the Legal Experts directory.

  • Joanne Gibbons

    Joanne Gibbons is a Partner in IBB's Criminal Defence Team. She is a specialist in criminal law, with expertise in court advocacy. In addition, she is responsible for compliance with ISO 9001 and the franchising requirements of the Legal Services Commission. Joanne is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association and the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association. Career: Trained at the Sethi Partnership, criminal franchise supervisor 1996-2001; IBB since 2001, Partner since 2007 Key dates: LLB (Hons) Greenwich University 1993, qualified 1996

  • Justin Govier

    Justin’s legal expertise and commercial advice means that some of the region’s largest corporates turn to him for business critical advice. He is often providing board level advice prior to clients drafting business and workforce strategic plans. He is regularly on conference calls with US, EMEA and UK general counsel and HR directors. He is regularly assisting UK subsidiaries in the implementation of global strategic plans. Consequently, Justin is often the link between the HR departments and the legal departments. Justin is spearheading IBB’s European law initiative. He regularly attends international conferences to enhance his contacts with lawyers across Europe. He now has personal relationships with lawyers from each major jurisdiction in Europe and a number in the Middle East. He is proactively engaging with the networks and is able to mobilise lawyers all across Europe quickly and seamlessly. Justin also provides training to HR departments, in-house counsel and management and regularly presents seminars to external audiences, which have become a ‘must attend’ event for many of the corporates within the region. Major cases -O'Donoghue v Elmbridge Housing Trust (Court of Appeal) [2004] -Croucher v Fire Brigades Union (EAT) [2004]  Career: Osbornes Solicitors (London), Gardner & Croft (Kent), Girlings Solicitors (Kent), Rollingsons Solicitors (London). Joined IBB 2005 Member: Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society

  • Russell Hallam

    As well as his experience in the usual areas of law relating to private client work, Russell has been at the forefront of the development of the firm’s  specialist expertise in the law relating to the elderly and Community Care issues. To supplement this area of practice, in 1998 he passed the Institute of Financial Planning Certificate. He is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. Married with three children, Russell enjoys all sport, but particularly football, cricket, rugby and golf.

  • Marc Jones

    Marc Jones has specialised in all areas of employment law and human resources for over 20 years. He qualified as a barrister before transferring to become a solicitor. Marc acts for multinationals, small to medium-sized enterprises, public sector bodies, charities, partnerships, contractors and individuals. He is pragmatic and commercial. Marc specialises in employment and commercial related disputes in the employment tribunal, county court and High Court, which has ranged from restrictive covenants and boardroom disputes to TUPE and discrimination. Marc has acted as solicitor/advocate in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Marc is one of only two solicitors in the country who provides representation as part of the Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme (ELAAS) at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Marc is a qualified workplace mediator. Notable cases Marc has been involved with a number of leading and high profile cases: -Consignia plc v Sealy (Court of Appeal) –  unfair dismissal -Heath v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Court of Appeal) –  discrimination -Hydra Plc and others v Anastasi and others (High Court) –  restrictive covenants -Bolton School v Evans (Court of Appeal) – whistleblowing -Venniri v Autodex Ltd (Employment Appeal Tribunal) –  unfair dismissal -Ashcroft v Haberdashers Aske's Boys School (Employment Appeal Tribunal) –  unfair dismissal -Shrestha v Genesis Housing Association Ltd (Court of Appeal) –  unfair dismissal

  • Ross Johnstone

    Ross is a commercial property specialist with particular expertise in investment transactions and portfolio management. He is listed as an expert in his field of practice in the Legal Experts directory. His principal clients include: -a developer of primary care centres having an aggregate value of in excess of £40m -property investment companies and funds, particularly active in the retail sector -corporate occupiers, including a number of international companies for which he handles their UK premises work -major banks and other lending institutions on various aspects of real estate funding Career Memery Crystal, Clyde & Co, Richards Butler, Norton Rose, IBB since 2004

  • Paul Kite

    Paul Kite is a partner in IBB's Commercial Dispute Resolution team and Head of the firm's wider Commercial Services Group.  The dispute resolution team is recommended by The Legal 500 Directory as being in the first (top) tier for the region. Paul has a wealth of experience in dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes and advising on related matters.  His specialisms include advising upon complex commercial contracts and contractual claims, company shareholder issues and related disputes, partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, high value debt collection and insolvency. Paul has acted for clients in international litigation and is experienced in contentious probate claims and disputes involving trustees/executors. Since 2006 Paul has been personally recommended in Chambers and Partners legal directory year on year as a leading individual in the field of commercial litigation and categorised as an "expert" in the Legal Experts directory.  Chambers and Partners describes Paul as "an impressive strategist" and "insightful, pragmatic and commercial". Paul is an ADR Group accredited commercial mediator and firmly believes in providing a flexible and practical approach to dispute resolution.  Specific sector experience includes manufacturing, leisure and the motor industry. Paul has also been listed in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers directory 2013. Career: Pictons Solicitors, joined IBB 1999, Partner from 2003 Key dates: LLB (Hons) University of East Anglia 1993, qualified Sept 96

  • Christian Le Gouais

    Christian is a specialist development lawyer and a Partner in IBB’s Residential Development team, specialising in the full range of residential and mixed-use developments. Christian has acted for a number of the largest residential and mixed-use developers in the country including Bellway, Persimmon, Countryside, Crest and Taylor Wimpey and contractors including Bouygues and Durkan. He also acts for Barking Riverside Limited (a joint venture between GLA and L&Q) on one of the largest regeneration projects in the country at  Barking Riverside. He has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting Development Agreements, Joint Venture arrangements, complex Overage Agreements, Affordable Housing transactions  and Infrastructure and Planning Agreements. Christian takes a pragmatic concise and pro-active approach in ensuring that, in an often time-critical environment, client requirements are comprehensively dealt with. Career : Charles Russell Speechlys, Howard Kennedy

  • Shital Mehta

    Shital Mehta is a highly experienced lawyer with a wealth of experience in a wide range of residential property matters.  As Partner in charge of the New Homes Division, Shital really understands the importance to national house-builder clients of their customers’ experience of purchasing new homes through IBB.  She additionally receives a range of instructions on residential acquisitions and disposals including equity release schemes, high value (“premium”) tenancy agreements, lease extensions and trust related conveyancing.  Shital has become known for her attention to detail and for adopting an uncompromisingly firm (but fair) approach in securing the best outcomes for her clients. Transactional experience: -Advising a fully listed client in connection with large value residential development projects from set up to large volume plot sales. -Advising a wide range of other developer clients in connection with residential development projects from set up to plot sales to freehold disposal. -Advising on the acquisition and disposal of large value and large volume freehold/ground rent and leasehold property portfolios -Advising regularly on high-value residential freehold and leasehold property transactions of all types. Key dates: BA Law and French 1995, Qualified 1998 Career: Qualified 1998. Joined IBB 2002. Senior Solicitor since 2005, Team Leader in Conveyancing 2009-2012, Team Leader New Homes Division 2009-2012 and from 2016, Partner since 2016

  • Jon Mowbray

    Jon Mowbray specialises in all aspects of commercial property litigation including sale/purchase and joint venture disputes, dilapidations, break clauses, rights of way, construction of leases, rent review, service charge disputes and business lease renewals. Jon has expertise in acting upon heavyweight property disputes worth up to £30 million. He is an ADR Group Accredited Mediator and aims to resolve disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Jon is also regularly instructed in relation to matters concerning the HS2 rail line.   Jon is a member of the Property Litigation Association and regularly writes for legal and property sector publications. Major clients include: -Commercial and residential developers -Institutional landlords -Retailers Career: Lovells, joined IBB 2005 Key dates: BA (Joint Hons) Nottingham University 1993, Qualified 1998

  • Andrew Olins

    Andrew Olins resolves disputes in relation to the buying and selling of development sites where overage provisions, covenants and easements are in issue. He also resolves landlord and tenant disputes including lease renewal proceedings; dilapidations claims; rent review disputes and other issues arising from substantial property portfolios. Andrew has published various articles, particularly on landlord and tenant matters. He is a Professor of Land Law at Brunel University where he tutors third-year law undergraduates part-time. He is an ADR Group Accredited Mediator and is also a member of the Property Litigation Association. Andrew Olins is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The Institute acts as an international centre for all forms of private dispute resolution. Andrew is a member of the Law Society’s panel of experts for resolving real estate disputes. Andrew has been ranked as a leader in his field in the Chambers Directory 2018 where he is described as having "very sound instincts with an unparalleled knowledge of law." Andrew has written two books. The first, 'A Guide to Dilapidations' which can be purchased from www.workplacelaw.net and the second, 'Covenants Affecting Land' which can be purchased from www.ricsbooks.com. Andrew has also been listed in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers directory 2013. Download Andrew’s article on the potential liability of surveyors acting as experts published in the RICS Commercial Property Journal (September/October 2008). Career:  Anthony Quinn & Co (London), McBride Wilson & Co (London), IBB since 1994~ Key dates:  LLB Bristol University 1985, qualified 1989

  • Paul Ridout

    Paul Ridout joined IBB in 2016 with sixteen years’ experience of advising charities and similar organisations.  His legal career began after nearly eight years spent working at the Charity Commission in a variety of roles including as Secretary to the Board of Commissioners.  While still a trainee solicitor, Paul developed a specialism in advising faith-based organisations and clients for whom he has worked include large Catholic orders, other Christian churches, mosques and synagogues. He has extensive experience of guiding charities through mergers and constitutional changes and of providing charities with effective new structures for trading activities.  He is well placed to support charities in their commercial dealings and routinely advises on the technical and tax issues surrounding fundraising and sponsorship, and has advised on major grant programmes operated by lottery distributors, on the particular requirements for funding overseas NGOs and on general grantmaking issues. Paul has acted as interim manager of two charities subject to formal investigation by the Charity Commission, and had advised other interim managers on legal issues; this experience, along with advice to clients on informal regulatory issues, means that he has a good understanding of the Commission’s regulatory stance and of the challenges that can arise when the regulator becomes actively involved in a charity’s affairs. He is described by his peers as “knowledgeable and practical” (Legal 500) and enjoys deploying his detailed understanding of the voluntary sector and of the technical legal issues involved to help clients to achieve their aims. As a member of the Charity Law Association, Paul has contributed to working parties looking into: -the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit and the advancement of religion; -the operation of the merger provisions in the Charities Act 2006, -the independence of NHS charities and on the regulation of charity lotteries, and -the scope for charitable funding of news media and the role of investigative journalism in achieving charitable aims. He worked with the Law Commission in the development of its proposals for the reform of charity law in relation to social investment and other areas, and is on the executive committee of the Conference of Solicitors for Catholic Charities.  His articles have appeared in Civil Society Governance, Trusts & Estates Law and Tax Journal and in Charity Finance, and he has spoken at: -Trustee Exchange -the annual conference of the Association of Provincial Bursars -meetings of the Charities Property Association Career:     Charity Commission, 1990 to 1998;  Farrer & Co (as a trainee and solicitor) 1998 to 2014;   Veale Wasbrough Vizards (partner) 2014 to 2016;  IBB Solicitors (partner) 2016 to date Key dates:     BA Hons Cambridge (Modern Languages) 1990;  LPC, London Guildhall University 1998 Qualified 2000

  • 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

  • Kate Ryan

    Kate Ryan deals with all aspects of divorce and separation, including the financial issues consequent upon relationship breakdown. She acts on behalf of a broad range of clients advising on complex issues relating to businesses and limited companies, the family home and other matrimonial property, tax and pensions issues, which are often the main areas of concern for clients when dealing with a relationship breakdown. Kate is also an expert in mediation. Kate is a member of Resolution and is a trained Resolution Mediator and can provide this service to clients wanting to use mediation to resolve their concerns. Kate also deals with the area of cohabitation and Trust of Land Act claims, and has experience in drafting and advising upon cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements. Most recently Kate appeared on the Nikki Bedi show on BBC Radio London(start 1:07:28) offering family-based legal advice, to listeners to the show. Kate also wrote our highly successful guide to divorce called “Heartbreak to Harmony Your guide to navigating the legal process during divorce“

  • Eddie Tang

    Eddie Tang has a wide range of experience in criminal defence work. He joined the firm in 2007 as a senior solicitor and was promoted to Partner in 2011. His cases take him the length and breadth of the UK. As well as a high number of cases in West London, he has also represented clients in Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Southampton and Nottingham. He is highly experienced in dealing with general and serious complex crime such as , drugs, serious assault, terrorism and fraud. He is also regularly in the Magistrates’ Court and specialises in representing youths. Eddie is a duty solicitor. Case highlights R v H – represented a client charged under the Explosives Act for making numerous “nail bombs”. Following a lengthy trial, the client was acquitted. R v W – represented a client charged with 10 counts of perverting the course of justice, where he had provided misleading information to the police and DVLA in respect of nominated drivers. R v G - case involving conspiracy to import £20m of and money laundering, which lasted two years. The client was acquitted in respect of the substantive charge. R v A - case involving the biggest production and supply of counterfeit in Europe to date, which involved international distribution to India, Sweden and Northern Africa. R v G – represented client charged with . After lengthy trial, client was acquitted R v T - IBB is representing a client in ongoing proceedings before Southwark Crown Court regarding allegations of false accounting in respect of Parliamentary expenses. The case involved lengthy investigation into issues of Parliamentary privilege and procedure, and has been widely reported in the press. R v R – representing client in a money laundering case in which it was alleged that the defendant laundered up to £20m through the Caribbean. Key dates:  LLB University of Middlesex, 1996, qualified 2000 Career:  Cheek Lesson and Co, 1997–2000; T Cryan and Co (merged with Cheek Lesson and Co) 2000–2006; IBB since 2007 Member: London Criminal Courts' Solicitors' Association

  • Malcolm Underhill

    Malcolm Underhill is a personal injury specialist, particularly focusing upon high value and complex cases, including serious and long term head injury, child abuse, fatalities, psychological injury and spinal injury. Malcolm Underhill is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and an accredited Brain Injury Specialist. He regularly acts for clients in challenging cases. Malcolm is listed as a leader in his field by Chambers UK legal directory 2018 and is the Co-ordinator for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Damages Special Interest Group. Malcolm has also completed an academic period of study to further develop knowledge of the physiology of the brain and the effects of injury, as well as rehabilitation. The Certificate in Brain Injury Studies was awarded by Headway, the brain injury charity, who ran the course in partnership with Northampton University As an expert in the area of obtaining compensation for serious injuries, including child abuse and brain injuries Malcolm delivers training on The Law of Damages (through APIL) to other solicitors. Case Highlights -Helen Shearer Evans (Executrix of the Estate of Malcolm Evans, Deceased) v (1) Windsor & Maidenhead Royal Borough Council (2) Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd [2011] EWHC 2096 (QB) -Douglas Peter William Taylor (suing by his Litigation Friend Sandra Dawn Olleranshaw) v (1) Henry Anthony Anderson (2) Taylor Brothers Plant Hire Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 1680 -Vimmerslev v Edwards (unreported, 2010) -Murphy v Bansal [2012]  -Dudney v Guaranteed Asphalt Ltd [2013] EWHC 2515 (QB) Member: The Law Society Personal Injury Panel; Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute; Association of Child Abuse Lawyers; Education Law Association; Headway, the brain injury association; Personal Injury Solicitors List; and Accident Line. Accreditations: Malcolm Underhill is an Accredited Brain Injury Specialist, as appointed by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Career General Insurance Claims Handler-Prudential Assurance Company Limited (1980-1986); Litigation Executive Prudential Assurance Company Limited (1986-1993); Solicitor Prince Evans (1993-1995); Solicitor and Partner Vizards (1995-2003); Joined IBB 2003.

  • Abby Winkworth

    Responsible for IBB’s Marketing and Business Development strategy, Abby advises the practice on growth and development of client relationships, client satisfaction and retention strategies, brand, communication and strategic marketing. Key dates: 1996 CIM Post Graduate, 1998 MBA, Kingston University Career: 1999-2007 Director, Clients and Industries, Deloitte, joined IBB in 2007 Membership: Chartered Marketer and member of Chartered Institute of Marketing

  • Alistair Bertrand

    Alistair Bertrand specialises in property development and manages the New Homes team. Alistair has experience of working with developers of all sizes. He has acted for developers in the sale of various types of developments whether large or small including mixed use developments. Expertise includes negotiating section 106 agreements and infrastructure agreements, site set ups, the sale of affordable housing and the acquisition and sale of part-exchange properties. Career: Director at Chebsey Law Limited, in-house solicitor at Redrow Homes and a solicitor at Boyes Turner.

  • Rehan Beg

    Rehan Beg qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has since gained over 15 year’s experience in Residential and Commercial Conveyancing. He has dealt with all aspects of Property Law ranging from Freehold, Leasehold, New Development, Shared Ownership and Staircasing , Transfer of Equity, Council Right-to-Buy and Re-Mortgages. He is also able to deal with Lease Extensions, Licence for Alterations, Transfers of Part, arranging and effecting all types of Defective Title Legal Indemnity Insurance; Deeds of Surrender/Variations and all types of Equity Release matters. Rehan also gained experience in dealing with Islamic Mortgages and is thus able to advise on mortgage funding which is compliant with Shariah Law. Rehan is currently working at IBB in the New Homes Team and acts on behalf of a number of large and small developer clients. He is primarily involved in Site Set-Ups for his developer clients but also manages a team in the sale of new build properties. Rehan’ ethos is “no client is big or small and no one client is more important than another, meeting client expectations is key to a good working relationship”.

  • Rosie Brass

    Rosie advises charities and not-for-profit organisations on charity law and commercial matters.  She deals with the formation and registration of new charities, the incorporation of existing charities and specific governance, regulatory and operational issues affecting charities such as constitutional changes and compliance, trustees’ duties, safeguarding, trading activities, grant-making and Charity Commission investigations. Rosie also has a particular interest in assisting her clients with their contractual arrangements and negotiations, and has worked on charity mergers and joint ventures.  Rosie further specialises in data protection law and handles intellectual property matters, in particular trade mark registrations and licences, for her third sector clients.  She has considerable experience of liaising with the Charity Commission as well as other regulators (Companies House, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office) and is a member of the Charity Law Association.   Career:  Trained and qualified at Blandy & Blandy LLP 2006 to 2016;  joined IBB in July 2016. Key dates:  LLB (Hons) University of Bristol (2:1) 2004; Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School (Distinction) 2006; qualified as a Solicitor in 2008.

  • Julian Busfield

    Julian Busfield has many years experience as a real estate lawyer and predominantly deals with acquisitions, disposals and management work. He also acts on freehold acquisitions and disposals both for investment and owner/occupier clients. Major cases -Acting on behalf of Norwich Union in connection with various high-value lettings in the City and with the acquisition of a number of newly-constructed premises for regional offices. -Acting for tenant on first significant office letting at Swiss Re tower in the City. Key dates: BA Southampton University 1984, qualified 1989 Career: Turberville Woodbridge (Uxbridge), Fendom Dawson (Aylesbury), Summers Outram (Beaconsfield). Joined IBB in 1999

  • Ryan Diamond

    Ryan specialises in all aspects of commercial property litigation including dilapidations, break clauses, rent review, lease renewals and other issues arising from the management of large property portfolios. Ryan advises a number of leading national residential house builders and land promoters on a broad range of development issues. Ryan also has extensive experience of property-related insolvency issues. Ryan has a specialist practice in Telecoms issues and often advises on securing vacant possession of property from telecoms operators. Ryan is a member of the Property Litigation Association. Key Dates: BScFin Queens University 2000; BLegSc Queens University 2002; Qualified 2005 Career: Eversheds LLP; IBB since 2013

  • Steven Hayward

    Steven is a construction and engineering law specialist who principally advises clients in relation to disputes that arise with construction and engineering projects (whether that be by way of adjudication, mediation, arbitration or Court proceedings), but who also advises on all aspects of transactions including the negotiation of building contracts, professional appointments and security documents. Steven is ranked as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers and Partners Directory and in the Legal 500 where the construction team is also recommended for its work. Click on the links to view Steven’s profile. Recent personal experience -Acting for a main contractor in respect of a claim against the employer in the Technology and Construction Court for unpaid sums - the main contractor succeeding at trial and recovering significant costs from the defendant employer, on an indemnity basis. This matter also involved assisting with a series of interim applications and appeals triggered by the unsuccessful defendant employer (including an appeal to the Court of Appeal), all of which the main contractor succeeded in defending; -Acting for developer employer clients and a main contractor client in connection with claims against professional consultants (architect and structural engineer, respectively). -Acting for clients in various proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court in relation to claims for unpaid sums, sub-standard design, workmanship defects and time and delay claims. -Acting for a developer employer in defending adjudication proceedings – the main contractor claiming in excess of £3m and recovering only a fraction (less than 10%); -Acting for a main contractor in defending an adjudication referred by a specialist sub-contractor - the sub-contractor claiming in excess of £500k and recovering only a fraction (less 10%); -Acting for employers, contractors and sub-contractors in mediations, in an effort to resolve matters without further costs needing to be incurred; -Advising employers in relation to the insolvency of a main contractor, and negotiating the necessary construction documentation enabling the appointment of a replacement contractor; -Acting for residential developer and charity clients with the construction of development sites and care homes. This includes the negotiation and drafting of building contracts with housing associations and the main contractor (as the case may be), to the drafting and negotiation of professional consultant appointments and security documentation; and -Assisting IBB's real estate group with construction related enquires arising from transactional matters, including the carrying out of construction due diligence and the negotiation of construction related obligations contained in sale/purchase agreements.  Key dates: LLB (Hons) Law, University of Essex, 2002; LLM (Hons) European Community Law, University of Essex, 2003; Legal Practice Course, Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, 2005 Career: Alsters Kelley Solicitors, 2005-2006; Slaughter and May, 2007; Joined IBB in 2007 The Construction and Engineering team's Paul Brampton has produced a free webinar titled: Construction Act Changes. Steven has written articles published in Construction Manager:

  • Sarah Jackson

    Sarah is in IBB's Commercial Dispute Resolution team. Sarah is an experienced commercial litigator, who specialises in chancery litigation, predominantly involving the Companies Act and high-value professional negligence actions involving solicitors, accountants and financial advisors. She also undertakes high-value commercial litigation, partnership disputes, and contractual claims. When necessary, Sarah is adept at obtaining emergency injunctions but is a strong supporter of mediation and is a skilled mediation advocate with an excellent settlement rate. Reported cases include: -Oxford Legal Group Ltd v SibbasbridgeServices Plc (a claim pursued under s222 of the Companies Act 1985) -Battlebridge Group Limited v Hoyer Millar (whether a without prejudice offer is capable of acceptance). -National House Building Council v Relicpride Limited (how promptly should an application be made to set aside default judgment?)  Key dates: LLB (Hons) London School of Economics (1999), qualified September 2003 Career: Fox Williams, B P Collins, joined IBB 2010

  • Harriet Jones

    Harriet Jones is a senior solicitor in IBB Solicitors' corporate and commercial team and acts for both businesses and business owners – from international companies to small and medium-sized enterprises. Harriet specialises in corporate and commercial matters, specifically the following areas of expertise: -Business restructuring – reorganisations, demergers and intra-group transactions. -Acquisitions and disposals – whether share or asset sales and acting for both individuals and corporate clients. -Shareholders’ agreements, investment agreements and constitutional documents – where two or more companies have a separate vehicle for a corporate joint venture and where individuals are participating in an owner-managed business. -General commercial contracts – Harriet advises on a broad range of commercial contracts, from terms and conditions to master services agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements to complex distribution agreements. -Exploitation of intellectual property rights – Harriet advises on the transfer, licence and use of trademarks, patents and designs and assists with the registration of such rights. -Banking – acting for high street lenders and commercial borrowers in relation to drafting and advising on facility agreements, taking or granting security over business assets and complying with conditions precedent for drawdown. Harriet’s recent experience includes: -Advising HSL (Holdings) Limited on the sale of a small subsidiary company to its management team. -Drafting and advising a high street lender on the terms of a facility agreement under which the borrower was granted a £20m revolving credit facility, £1m overdraft facility and £2m contingent liability facility. -Advising a subsidiary of a French listed company on the purchase of a strategically important software development company. -Drafting amendments to a master services agreement for a UK based pharmaceutical consulting company. -Advising Celli group on the share acquisition of Brewday Limited. (https://www.ibblaw.co.uk/insights/blog/ibb-solicitors-advises-celli-grou...) -Reviewing a licence of a trademark and database and advising the licensee on the obligations that arise at the end of the term concerning the return of the database and its duties under data protection legislation. -Drafting and advising a high street lender on the terms of a facility agreement under which the borrower was granted a £3.5m term loan. -Advising individual shareholders on the terms of a shareholders’ agreement. -Advising a small film, tv and stage prop making company on the sale of its main business and assets. -Reviewing and advising a property developer on a £10m revolving credit facility. -Advising an individual on the terms of a shareholders’ and investment agreement with a large multi-national company in connection with a joint venture company. -Advising a fire equipment manufacturing company on a strategically important agreement for the supply of raw materials from Poland.  Key dates:  LLB (Hons) University of Liverpool (2005); Legal Practice Course College of Law Chester (2006); qualified as a solicitor in October 2008.  Career:  B P Collins LLP (2006-2016); joined  IBB in November 2016.

  • Serdar Mehmet

    Serdar is a member of IBB's Residential Development and Strategic Land Team. He is experienced in the acquisition and disposal of residential development sites, option agreements, infrastructure agreements and planning agreements (including affordable housing provisions) having acted for many of the UK's top house builders on various sites across the country.  He also has some experience of dealing with commercial development sites as well as commercial leases and related documentation (having acted for both landlords and tenants in the retail and office sectors) and managing landlord portfolios. Serdar spent an appreciable period of time as an in-house lawyer at a large housing association and understands many of the commercial and regulatory issues affecting the social housing sector especially in property matters as well as the importance of delivering advice that is prompt and pragmatic. Career: Shakespeares LLP (formerly Putsmans LLP), Wragge & Co LLP, Midland Heart Limited.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    Caroline Mortimer is a member of the Residential Development team at IBB. She advises nationally known housebuilders on all aspects of residential development including the acquisition and disposal of sites, planning agreements and infrastructure agreements.  She has experience in acting for registered providers on the acquisition of affordable housing land at new residential developments. She is also experienced in commercial property and landlord and tenant matters. Career: Caroline trained at Dechert LLP and subsequently worked at Wragge & Co LLP and Pictons Solicitors LLP.  She joined IBB in 2013.

  • Jaspreet Patter

    Jaspreet is a corporate/ commercial lawyer.  She joined IBB from Harris Cartier in January 2014. Jaspreet has experience advising on share and business acquisitions and disposals of all sizes, corporate restructurings, corporate financing/ re-financing,  business structures for companies (including shareholder arrangements) and partnerships, general company and partnership matters, and share option schemes. She also advises on all aspects of commercial contracts including (but not limited to): -agency and distribution agreements; -consultancy agreements; -confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements; -joint venture agreements and other collaboration agreements; -preliminary agreements (heads of terms for commercial transactions, letters of engagement); -service agreements for directors; -terms and conditions of supply and purchase; -website terms and conditions relating to supply and use of the website. Jaspreet’s personable approach enables her to successfully interact with the client to fully understand how their business operates. This heightened sense of understanding enables her to provide tailor-made pragmatic advice to meet the commercial needs of the client. Career: Harris Cartier; joined IBB in January 2014

  • Simon Pimlott

    Simon Pimlott is a senior solicitor with over 15 years experience representing claimants who have suffered serious and life-changing injuries. Simon has a particular interest in representing clients who have suffered spinal injury, long-term head injury, chronic pain conditions and severe psychological conditions. He regularly deals with complex liability disputes arising from road traffic accident, incidents in the workplace and claims against organisations where a public liability exists. He is an experienced litigator and advocate, and has run many cases successfully to trial. Simon also has experience in representing victims of clinical negligence, clients who have suffered injuries abroad, and acting on behalf of insurers in high-value insurance litigation. He has successfully completed an academic course to enhance his knowledge of the physiology of the brain and the effects of injury, as well as rehabilitation. The Certificate in Brain Injury Studies was awarded by Headway, the brain injury charity, who ran the course in partnership with Northampton University.  Career: Moore Blatch Solicitors, Southampton (2006 – 2014), Portner & Jaskel Solicitors, London (1999 – 2007), Admitted as Solicitor : 2007 Memberships: -Our lawyers are members of: -Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) -The Spinal Injuries Association -Headway (The Brain Injury Association) -Child Brain Injury Trust Directory.

  • Neil Pota

    Neil began his career by training and qualifying at Nelsons Solicitors in Holborn where he primarily acted on behalf of institutional lenders, such as Nationwide, on property finance matters. After 3 years Neil moved to city firm Bircham Dyson Bell where he spent a total of 7 years and gained extensive experience and knowledge of complex property matters by advising such established national and multi-national corporations such as Esso Petroleum, Network Rail, Transport for London and the Smurfit Kappa Group. Neil specialises in acquisitions and disposals of commercial property; commercial and retail leases; advising on portfolio management for property investment companies and high net worth private investors and property finance for institutional lenders. He is also able to assist Directors and Partners of Client Companies with residential property matters. Neil is responsible for the supervision and management of fee earners in the property department, and developing marketing and business development initiatives for the Property Department and its clients.

  • Kam Varaitch

    Kam Varaitch is a senior solicitor in IBB's Criminal Defence team. Chambers in 2015 says: "Kam Varaitch is a strong presence in local Magistrates' Courts and handles significant cases involving serious offences and violent crime. Sources say: 'He is very meticulous and very demanding of counsel, and looks at every angle of the case. He is exceptionally good with the clients, even if what he is saying is not what they want to hear'."

  • Pavendeep Bains

    Pav Bains is a specialist property solicitor working within the New Homes Development Team. Pav originally trained at a leading criminal defence firm based in the City of London, subsequently moving to residential property work following the completion of his training contract, gaining experience in high-value residential conveyancing, commercial property, secured lending, new homes development, leasehold enfranchisement, and part exchange property transaction.

  • Ranveer Authwall

  • Jane Beaven

  • Katherine Bereza

    Katherine Bereza is a solicitor in the Commercial Property team. She has a broad range of experience of commercial property work with a particular focus on acquisitions/ disposals, investment transactions, and landlord and tenant matters. Key dates: Qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 Career:  Maples Teesdale LLP, Clarkslegal LLP and IBB Solicitors (joined January 2016) Education:  BA English Literature (2:1) University College London; GDL and LPC (Commendation) at the University of Law in Bloomsbury, London 

  • Elizabeth Bull

    Elizabeth Bull is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property team dealing with a range of property matters including leases, acquisitions and licences. Elizabeth joined IBB on qualification after completing her training with a Buckinghamshire-based firm.  Career: Trained at Curzon Green Solicitors, January 2014-October 2015; joined IBB October 2015. Education:  Studied Spanish and Business Studies at the University of Liverpool. She went on to complete her GDL and LPC at BPP in Manchester achieving a commendation in both.

  • Michael Charalambous

    Michael Charalambous joined IBB in August 2018 and is based in the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team. Michael handles a full range of private client matters including Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax. Education: Michel graduated with an LLB in Law with Honours, before moving on to complete a Masters in Law at the London School of Economics with distinction. He completed his LPC with distinction in July 2015. Key Dates: Qualified as a Solicitor in February 2017

  • Imran Dean

    Imran Dean is a Property Lawyer working within the Residential Conveyancing team having joined IBB in September 2017. Imran has experience in handling a variety of residential and commercial conveyancing matters.  Education: Imran graduated from the University of West of England in 2005 with a BSc Foundation in Electronic Engineering.  He then completed his LLB Law degree in 2008 and the Legal Practice Course in 2009. Key dates: Qualified January 2014 .

  • Jasmin Dhillon

  • Sam Fellows

    Sam Fellows joined IBB in December 2014 after qualifying at Maples Teesdale LLP, a City firm specialising in commercial property. Sam has experience in handling a variety of landlord and tenant disputes including dilapidations claims, contentious and non-contentious business lease renewals and rent and service charge arrears, as well as boundary disputes and claims for adverse possession. He also advises on residential property disputes and has experience in representing clients in county and High Court proceedings. Education: Sam graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Linguistics. He then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2009 and the Legal Practice Course with Distinction in 2010. Key dates: Qualified September 2014 Career: Trained at Maples Teesdale LLP; joined IBB in December 2014 Memberships: Member, Property Litigation Association

  • Anna Ford

  • Machelle Jan

    Machelle Jan is a solicitor in IBB's Residential Development team handling disposals and acquisitions for a number of developers. She deals with all aspects of residential and mixed-use development including site investigations, conditional contracts, affordable housing, option agreements, overage agreements and infrastructure agreements. Prior to commencing her training contract, Machelle gained experience as a Commercial Property Paralegal at Eversheds Sutherland and the London Borough Of Hillingdon.   Key Dates: Qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 

  • Lydia Jenkins

    Lydia studied law at Southampton University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1984.  Lydia is a highly experienced property lawyer with wide range experience covering both residential and commercial property transactions.  She combines a detailed and wide-ranging knowledge of the law with proficient drafting skills and a practical and down to earth approach to problem-solving. Lydia’s experience is broad range and includes:- -The sale of property for residential and commercial development ranging from £500,000 to £10 million including in the last year a multi-national head office and the site of a new superstore -The acquisition and disposal of investment property ranging from £250,000 to £3.5 million -Acting as a panel member for a number of High Street Banks in mixed range lending -The disposal of a large portfolio of unregistered properties worth £3.million -The successful first registration of a large portfolio of properties where the title had been uninvestigated in the ownership of the same family for generations -Planning and highways agreements -Extensive Landlord and Tenant lease renewal both acting for Landlord and Tenant -The acquisition and grant of new commercial leases She is also hands on in assisting and advising the residential dept in more complicated residential work and deals with higher value or more complicated residential transactions. Lydia lives in the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire. She enjoys walking her rescue Staffi Cross (Thank you Dogs Trust Harefield) Foreign Travel (last trip at New Year the Lofoten Islands off the coast of Norway to see the Northern Lights). Going to the theatre, eating out reading and listening to Radio 4 She used to enjoy bird watching until she got Hector (the Staffi) but now confines herself to watching Springwatch on the BBC.

  • Seetal Jain

  • Nisha Lowery

  • Ed Marchant

    Ed is a solicitor in the Employment and Business Immigration teams. Ed provides day-to-day HR advice on the full spectrum of employment issues, including employment contracts and staff handbooks, redundancies and re-organisations, TUPE transfers, restrictive covenants and Settlement Agreements. On the contentious side, Ed has experience of Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination, TUPE Transfers, Breach of Contract and Whistleblowing claims, and all forms of pre-trial negotiation and dispute resolution. Ed also has experience of advising on business immigration matters. He advises employers on the best routes to bring employees into the UK and assists in completing associated immigration licence and individual applications. He also has experience in making applications under the Points Based system and to study and visit, in addition to crystallising rights to remain in the UK. Ed has particular experience of the charities sector, having spent a year of his training in charities team. He will continue to advise charity clients on employment issues, taking into account the particular duties that charities owe to their beneficiaries and to the Charity Commission. In particular Ed can advise on the duties of Trustees in relation to their employees, safeguarding procedures and Equality Act 2010 issues. Ed trained at IBB Solicitors and undertook seats in the Wills & Probate, Construction and Charities departments, qualifying into the Employment Team in 2016. Prior to commencing his Training Contract, Ed worked as a paralegal in the finance team at Matthew, Arnold & Baldwin, and as a buyer in the retail industry. Education: Legal Practice Course - University of Law Bloomsbury, (Distinction); LLB (Hons) - University of Manchester, (2.1)

  • Aideen McGary

    Aideen is a solicitor based in IBB’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team. Aideen has experience working on high-value clinical negligence and personal injury claims. Aideen has worked on claims against the NHS, including a multimillion-pound dispute. On the personal injury side, Aideen has worked on complex brain injury cases and historic abuse claims. Aideen also gained experience in employer’s liability and industrial disease claims. Aideen trained at IBB Solicitors and undertook seats in the New Homes, Family and Corporate and Commercial teams, qualifying into the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team in 2017. Career:  Prior to joining IBB, Aideen worked as a legal administrator in David Conway & Co, a niche law firm in the West End where she assisted the principal of the firm with high value commercial and residential transactions with a particular emphasis on leasehold enfranchisement. Key dates:  LPC, BPP  (Distinction); MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, King’s College London  (Merit); BCL Law and German, University College Cork  (2:1)

  • Radhika Patel

  • Lucas Persaud

    Lucas Persaud is a solicitor in IBB’s Residential Development Team.  Lucas joined the firm in 2017 following completion of his training contract and a year in private practice with a small boutique commercial law firm located in the City. He has a wide experience of residential and commercial real estate transactions including sales and purchases, re-finances and bridging loans, landlord and tenant transactional work (granting and taking of leases, licences, etc.), asset purchases, and other commercially oriented work.  Key Dates: Joined IBB in 2017; Qualified as a Solicitor in April 2016. Education: LLB Law (2:1) University of Essex; Legal Practice Course (Distinction) University of Law – Bloomsbury.

  • Joanna Pyne

  • Debbie Rodaway

    Debbie Rodaway is a Solicitor in IBB’s Criminal Defence Team.  She is a specialist in Criminal Law and originally qualified as a Barrister before transferring to become a Solicitor in 1998. She has had conduct of a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from Conspiracy to to Shoplifting. She is qualified as a Duty Solicitor and a Very High-Cost Case Supervisor.

  • Victoria Sessions

    Victoria is a solicitor in the Construction & Engineering Team. Education: Victoria graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a 2:1 LLB (Hons) in Law. She completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Bloomsbury, achieving a Distinction. Previous Career: Trainee Solicitor (2015-2017), Support Manager in IBB’s Commercial Real Estate team (2013-2015), Legal Administrator in IBB’s Commercial Real Estate team (2012-2013). 

  • Qaisar Shah

  • Nick Southworth

  • Kerry Taylor

    Kerry Taylor is a solicitor in IBB's Residential Development Team. Career: Joined IBB 2017;  Qualified 2017. Education: LLB Law and Human Rights (2:1) Essex University;  Legal Practice Course (High Commendation), University of Law, Bloomsbury.

  • Rekha Toor

  • Carina Turetta

    Carina is a solicitor based in IBB Solicitors' Commercial Real Estate Team. She has experience dealing with freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, planning obligations and infrastructure documents. She also acts for developers in relation to their security and commercial leasehold interests at development sites, as well as on general property finance work. Career: Trained and qualified at IBB Solicitors; previously a paralegal at IBB and Linklaters. Education: Legal Practice Course - The University of Law (Distinction); Bachelor of Laws - The University of Reading

  • Michelle Waligora

    Michelle joined IBB’s Corporate and Commercial team in October 2017 and is based in our Uxbridge office.  Prior to that, Michelle trained at Wilsons Solicitors LLP, with most of her time spent in the London commercial and corporate team where she assisted on a range of matters. Education: University of Brighton (LLB); University of Law (LPC) Key dates: Admission to the Roll of Solicitors – September 2017

  • Celia Whittuck

    Celia graduated from the University of Kent in 1999 before taking a year out and travelling around Australia. She then attended the University of the West of England, where she completed the Legal Practice Course. Celia qualified as a solicitor in 2003, and joined Turbervilles in October 2004. Celia has gained extensive experience in family, and especially children, work since qualification. Celia was a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel for ten years during which time she predominantly represented children.  This has given her invaluable experience and insight into a child’s perspective within parental disputes. Celia is a member of Resolution and has a conciliatory and sensitive approach to dealing with children, divorce and financial cases alike. In her spare time, Celia enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and has done various walks for charity.

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Legal Services
  • Notary
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Repossessions
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Remortgaging
  • Insurance brokers
  • Failing to notify DVLA
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Separation
  • Theft
  • Careless driving
  • Road rage incidents
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Family Reunion Applications / Appeals
  • Applications for discretionary leave
  • Indefinite leave to remain applications
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Child Law
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