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IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)

Work 0345 877 7025
Fax 0845 638 1351
Chesham, Uxbridge

Richard Devall

Work 01895 207262
IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)


Richard Devall 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. Richard 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.


Employment Lawyers Association


College of Law, Lancaster Gate (Law Society Finals); Queen Mary College, University of London (LLB Hons).


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.

South East: Human resources

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) fields 'an extremely efficient' team that 'keeps clients informed at all times'. It acts for a number of household names, as well as the UK subsidiaries of multinational companies, on a wide range of employment issues arising from large-scale projects, such as TUPE issues and redundancy matters, in sectors including charities, construction, automotive, technology and pharmaceutical. The firm's merger with Turbervilles in January 2018 has widened the practice's sector coverage further, and has strengthened the practice through the arrival of several key figures, including Marc Jones, who is 'extremely knowledgeable of all the legal aspects of unfair and wrongful dismissal; he is sympathetic to client concerns, yet realistic in how cases should be presented.' He joins a practice led by Justin Govier, who has particular expertise in redundancy matters, international and pan-European HR mandates, and drafting and implementing business and workforce strategic plans, among other employment areas. Also recommended are Richard Devall, whose expertise includes the enforcement of restrictive covenants, and Robert Dixon.

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Within: Immigration

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) handles an array of immigration matters, ranging from Tier 2 sponsor licensing, sponsor management system compliance, and acquiring Schengen visas, to advising on security clearance and leave to remain applications for key executives. The practice acts for start-ups, SMEs, multinational corporations, high-net-worth individuals, and families, with notable strength in the technology, pharmaceutical, retail, automotive and manufacturing sectors. It is also active in  cross-border work involving transfers of personnel between countries, particularly the US. Clients include Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, for which the practice handles its Tier 2 sponsor licences. Richard Devall heads the team, which includes Ed Marchant, who has a wealth of expertise handling applications under the points based system. Aleksandra Yuskina left the firm in April 2017.

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