Banking & Finance

Our banking and finance lawyers provide advice on general corporate banking, as well as real estate, asset based lending and acquisition finance.

We have many years of experience acting for both sides of banking and finance transactions.

We’ll work with you to identify problems, opportunities and risks in advance. And then we’ll give you commercial guidance that extends beyond just a narrow legal view.

What Banking & Finance Services Do We Offer?

Our banking and finance solicitors can help you lend, manage or recover your money.

We work quickly, efficiently and at a competitive cost in areas such as:

Asset-based lending
We can help you unlock the value in unpaid trade receivables and other fixed and current assets.  We also give lenders the documentation they need to help customers access flexible working capital and grow their businesses.

Real estate finance
Our lawyers advise borrowers and lenders on how to balance legal and commercial risk in lending transactions where the primary security is real estate.

Acquisition finance
We act for UK and overseas lenders, borrowers and sponsors in relation to a wide range of leveraged and acquisition finance transactions.  We can help you achieve the funding structures you need.

Supply chain finance
Pioneering lenders and borrowers trust us to help them develop this area of lending.  Some of the largest global supplier finance providers use template documents that we’ve drafted.

Who Can We Help?

We can work with you – whether you’re a business borrower, professional adviser or a lender.

Our team has particular experience helping:

  • High street lenders
  • Private banks
  • Lenders new to the UK market
  • Receivables finance and asset based lenders
  • Platform operators
  • International banks
  • Professional advisers
  • Accountants.

Why Choose Our Banking & Finance Lawyers?

We work for both financial institutions and borrowers  across a range of complex banking and finance transactions.

This experience allows us to foresee and identify potential risks and issues early on, and recommend solutions to keep your deal on track.

Our solicitors pride themselves on providing advice on time and on budget. However, we go beyond just giving legal advice. We also offer insight  that focusses on:

  • What’s happening in other industries that will impact on a bank’s ability to lend
  • The risks that are emerging relating to non-payment
  • New legislation.

Contact Us

Call our Banking & Finance team on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online to find out more about how we can help.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Does A Rest Break At Work Have To Be Continuous?

05 / 03 / 19 Read More

Brexit And Foreign Direct Investment

04 / 03 / 19 Read More

Brexit Uncertainty Continues To Impact On Manufacturing

01 / 03 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell In Birmingham Boosts Corporate Team With Partner Hire

18 / 02 / 19 Read More

Speaking To Suppliers And Anticipating Customer Trends Are Crucial When No-Deal Brexit Planning

15 / 02 / 19 Read More

Brexit's Impact On Economy Will Be Less Than Financial Crisis, Says Report

11 / 02 / 19 Read More

Testimonials & Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"They impress with their technical experience and depth of knowledge. They are exceptionally responsive and also commercial in their approach, quickly getting to the heart of the issue and providing clear and focused advice."

Chambers & Partners, 2019


"The partners take ownership of an instruction and remain fully in the detail, ensuring we are kept fully informed and involved with the legal and documentation process during the transaction timetable."

Chambers & Partners, 2019


"Highly rated"

Legal 500, 2018/19

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016 5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100