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Robert Farrell

Senior Associate Solicitor

Biography

Robert is a senior associate in our national Banking and Finance team. He advises lenders and borrowers on all aspects of banking and finance including real estate finance (both investment and development), corporate M&A, corporate and commercial banking and asset based lending. Robert also specialises in affordable housing finance and has experience with loan and security arrangements with charities.

Robert has developed a reputation for being one of the leading solicitors for his level of qualification in the Yorkshire region. He has been recognised by Chambers & Partners as one of two "associates to watch" in the banking and finance sector, two years in a row.

He regularly advises the Bank of Ireland, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Santander.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising Santander on cross collateralised loan facilities made available to a UK based LLP and a St Kitts and Nevis based company to refinance property investments in London.
  • Advising a private lender on a number of facilities with total debt in excess of £17m , which involved lending to and taking security from UK and offshore charities.
  • Advising a large firm of architects on the refinancing of their bank debt to fund the redemption of preference shares and share warrants.
  • Advising NatWest on development loan facilities made available to S Harrison Developments to fund its development projects.
  • Advising Lloyds Commercial Finance on restructuring its invoice discounting facilities with leading insulation distributor, Encon Insulation.
  • Advising Poundworld Retail on its £26m funding package to fund its continued expansion.
  • Advising Lloyds Bank on the Consilia-led management buy-out of synthetic fibre producer, Allied Textiles.
  • Providing bespoke precedent loan documentation for a peer to peer lender to use in the context of loans for real estate investment.
  • Advising Santander on its term loan and growth capital facilities to northern leisure group, Arc Inspirations.
  • Advising Santander on loan facilities to a renowned prestige car dealer to fund a unique underground car park for rare and expensive cars in London and a classic car restoration business.

Market view:

He has a "great attitude" and is "a pleasure to work with." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

Robert has won praise from clients  for demonstrating "great prowess as a lawyer" – Chambers & Partners 2015

"Very impressive on the commercial side of finance transactions" – Legal 500 2016

Robert is also praised for his ability to handle complex mandates – Chambers & Partners 2015


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