What can I do for you?
I lead our real estate finance sector within our banking team, working closely with my colleagues in our real estate, corporate and construction teams.
My practice area draws on two specialisms: banking and real estate. I support my lending clients in the drafting and negotiation of funding and security documents and also in full and detailed due diligence on property assets, whether these are investment properties or a development project.
As a member of the only dedicated banking team in the eastern region, I advise on all aspects of property related finance and insolvency matters and have experience in retail property and corporate matters, having worked in-house for a large retail plc.
Supporting my clients' objectives
My recent work includes advising a major UK lender on £15 million development facilities for a portfolio of properties and advising a developer client on security arrangements in relation to infrastructure and development finance provided by a major construction company.
Clients tell me that they require commercial and practical advice delivered in a cost effective way. I am able to deliver on these points because I understand my clients’ businesses and objectives and work with them to achieve a speedy solution.
What do others say?
“Specialises in real estate finance and is frequently involved in some of the region's most prestigious property development projects.” Chambers UK
“Balances technical expertise with commercial awareness.” Legal 500
“Laura is a driven individual who has absolute commitment to providing a high quality service to clients. She has the ability to problem solve and identify pragmatic solutions to issues of concern whilst protecting the interests of clients.” Brian Chambers – Nationwide Building Society
What else should you know?
I regularly provide seminars and training sessions to our clients and local professionals to keep them apprised of changes in the law and other topical issues. I also attend the annual MIPIM real estate finance conference in Cannes, where I meet up with new contacts and discuss current trends in the real estate market.