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Paddy Sturman



Paddy is a partner in our national Banking and Finance team. Paddy advises lenders and borrowers on all aspects of banking and finance including corporate M&A, corporate banking, real estate finance, restructuring and asset based lending. 

He has developed a reputation in Yorkshire over the last few years for being one of the “go to” finance lawyers and he has won praise for having “a very commercial approach, and excellent problem solving skills.” 

His key clients include Santander, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC Bank, Yorkshire Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Ireland. 

Recent highlights:

  • Advising Santander on its new relationship and £30m loan package with northern house builder, Harron Group
  • Advising leading motor retailer, JCT 600 Group on the finance elements of its acquisition of the Gilder Group
  • Advising Lloyds Commercial Finance on restructuring its invoice discounting facilities with leading insulation distributor, Encon Insulation
  • Advising Lloyds Bank on the Consilia-led management buy-out of synthetic fibre producer, Allied Textiles
  • Advising HSBC on the management buy-out of security distributor, Videcon plc
  • Advising Santander Corporate Real Estate on a £12m refinance of a portfolio of United Carpets franchises and mixed retail units
  • Advising Yorkshire Bank on £9m invoice finance facilities to Yorkshire Premier Meats, the UK’s leading meat processor
  • Advising Yorkshire Bank on the £5m refinance of leading commercial vehicle distributor, Universal Components UK from DBS Bank

Market view:

Clients describe him as "really user-friendly because he understands where you're trying to get to." - Chambers & Partners 2016

"Highly technical and refreshingly commercial" Paddy Sturman has a "willingness to think outside the box and bring innovation to solve a particular issue." - Legal 500 2015

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