Banking finance and secured lending

The world of banking, finance and investment is changing rapidly. Whether lending or borrowing, you will need advice from a team who understands the complexities of finance and who offers a practical, commercially-focused approach.

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The strength of relationships

As panel solicitors for a number of established and challenger lenders, we know that quality advice from a responsive team is key to our clients’ needs.

We work closely with many of the UK’s largest banks, as well as entrepreneurs, business angels and private lenders, in respect of transactions from across the lending spectrum.

When it comes to acquisition finance, equity investment, real estate finance or other financial propositions – we can build the right team for the transaction and assist you through the many stages of the process, including:

  • Legal and property due diligence
  • Title reviews
  • Negotiation of facilities
  • Security and inter-creditor documentation
  • Conditions precedent
  • Perfection of security

With decades of combined experience, our team knows that preparing for finance deals requires knowledge beyond that of simply finance. Drawing on the firm’s wide-ranging specialisms, you can be sure your requirements will be met expertly and in a timely fashion.



Our Banking and Finance Team has been involved in a number of high-profile matters, including:

  • the £75m investment into TrueSpeed Communications Limited by Aviva Investors (read more)
  • Allied Irish Bank’s multi-million pound facility for Kingfisher Resorts St Ives Limited, involving advice from our Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Planning and Construction teams (read more)
  • refinancing of senior and mezzanine facilities in relation to a complicated property portfolio and structure, at a combined value of £98m
  • acting for a leading PLC bank in connection with a £20m development finance revolving credit facility in relation to a UK-wide network of residential development schemes


  • acquisition finance
  • corporate banking and refinancing
  • structured debt financing
  • real estate finance
  • secured lending


Clients say Mike Tomlin ‘makes the effort to clearly understand what the client is looking to achieve’.

The Legal 500 2016