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What We Do

Our supplier finance team can help businesses of all sizes, across the supply chain.

Supplier, or supply-chain finance, is growing rapidly as it benefits all parties in the chain, and offers a relatively low risk form of lending for banks and other lenders. With the requirements of suppliers for shorter payment terms conflicting with the desire of buyers to extend payment terms, supplier finance solves this problem and allows liquidity to flow along the supply chain.

Our team is very experienced in supplier finance transactions, offering over 15 years combined experience in the sector. Two of our leading partners, Jon Bew and Natalie Barnes, are recognised as experts in this area, and have worked with lenders and borrowers to develop this area of lending and to draft a number of the template documents used by supplier finance lenders.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

Supplier finance can be useful to organisations of all sizes and we have experiencing helping:

  • Banks and other specialist financiers
  • Sole traders
  • SMEs
  • Corporates

We offer a highly responsive service, backed up with our considerable knowledge and expertise in this type of finance arrangement. Where possible we can offer a fixed or capped fee, after discussing the scope of the services you require.

Protecting your interests is our primary concern, and we provide commercial advice that’s based on an understanding of your business, and what it is you’re trying to achieve.

Our team’s knowledge of this sector means that we will rapidly identify the key issues in each transaction. We don’t get drawn into arguing irrelevant or academic points, and look to complete each transaction as quickly and efficiently as possible.


"Excellent service. They have invested time and effort in learning about our business and have shown real commitment to developing the relationship. Advice is concise and commercial and fits the brief. Always willing to give added value advice and often within short timescales."
HSBC Invoice Finance (UK) Limited

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016 "Very good knowledge across the ABL market"
Legal 500, 2016

"Recognised for its strength across the full spectrum of asset-based lending matters."
Chambers, 2016

"Knowledgeable, friendly and approachable."
Legal 500, 2015

"We've been impressed with their quality, their speed and their fees."
Chambers, 2015

“[Irwin Mitchell is] noted for its local bench strength and depth of resources”
Chambers, 2014

Quoting a client: “[Dean Gormley] gave well-rounded advice and was very commercial and pragmatic in getting deals done without comprising my position”
Chambers, 2014

"'Exceptionally experienced in the ABL sector', the practice handles sophisticated cross-border transactions."
Legal 500, 2014

For more information on Supplier Finance

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Supplier Finance work then please contact Jon Bew (Partner) on +44 (0)121 214 5440 , or send us an email.