Finance

Whether you are a lender or a borrower and you are involved in straightforward financing or more complex arrangements, our finance lawyers have the insight and expertise to help you ensure the deal gets done successfully.

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Helping you meet the challenges in an ever changing finance market

Whatever your finance needs, we know we can help. Our clients include national and international lenders and specialist financiers, institutional investors, alternative credit providers, major corporates, charities and public bodies from a wide variety of sectors.

As finance specialists, we understand the current market position and have the experience and resources to act quickly and commercially to assist you in achieving your aims. Our expert team of solicitors has specific expertise in acquisition finance, asset-based lending, corporate banking, not-for-profit finance and real estate finance.

In addition to timely and commercial advice, our clients tell us that they want certainty and transparency around costs, delivered by expert lawyers who invest time in getting to know their business. That is what we strive to deliver every time we work with you.


Our finance lawyers

  • We have one of the largest finance teams based outside London, which consists of four partners and an experienced team of lawyers. 
  • Our team specialises solely in banking and finance law, and you will not find our partners listed under other specialisms as each spend 100 per cent of their time on finance transactions. 
  • Each of our partners is recognised as a leading individual by Chambers UK
  • We are known for being commercial and solutions driven as well as being first rate legal technicians.

Our experience

Our finance experience is extensive and includes: 

  • Advised on a first-of-its-kind aggregated bond for 18 University of Cambridge colleges, which was described as “very innovative and very 21st century... the kind of deal that is an industry trailblazer” by judges at The Lawyer Awards 2014.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on the issue of £350 million 40 years 3.75 per cent bonds, listed on the London Stock Exchange. 
  • Acting for Telford Homes Plc on financing their development of Stratford Plaza, a £100 million residential/commercial tower in the heart of Stratford. Our role included advising on the complex structure, development agreement, security documents with the seller and certifying title to the site for our client’s syndicate of lenders. 
  • Advising, on a number of occasions, the Financial Services Authority on its own borrowing facilities. 
  • Acting for Trinity Hall, Cambridge on its role in the corporate acquisition of the Pensions Bank. Our role included advising on the regulatory requirements and consequences of the acquisition as well as Trinity Hall’s funding of Tier Two capital. The bank has subsequently been renamed Cambridge & Counties Bank and has completed fifty loans worth £20 million while a further 65 loans worth around £30 million have been approved. 
  • Drafting sector specific facility precedents in the education and health sectors for one of the major UK clearing banks. 
  • Acting for the CT Capital PLC group of companies for a number of years on their complex residential mortgage backed revolving credit facilities with a syndicate of lenders. 
  • Helping PNC Financial Services UK Ltd on their provision of £22.5 million accounts receivable, inventory and real property facilities to Murray Plate Group Limited and others, in the acquisition of the borrowing group by private equity house Murray Capital Limited. 
  • Advising both The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc and Lombard North Central Plc on their provision of term and asset finance facilities to the Wernick group of companies in relation to their purchase of the business and assets of Kier Plant Limited.

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    Our clients

    In addition to the clients named above, our finance clients include: 

    • Aviva Commercial Finance 
    • Barclays Bank Plc 
    • HSBC Bank Plc 
    • KBC Bank N.V. 
    • Lloyds Banking Group

    What our clients and others say about us 

    Our expertise and the strength of our team has been recognised by us being ranked as the leading finance team in the eastern region for each of the last eight years. Increasingly, as our reputation grows, we are Expanding our client base into London and other commercial centres throughout the UK.

    This position is backed up by comments from our clients and peers:

    • Clients rate us as a “first-class firm” and praise our finance team as “responsive, flexible and efficient” according to Legal 500
    • “Clients are happy to commend the firm's work, stating that it ‘has the firepower if something needs to be done quickly’.” Chambers UK

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