Sarah is an Associate in the banking and finance team at Hugh James. She joined Hugh James in 2016, having trained and practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor in Australia. Sarah works primarily in real estate finance, advising commercial lenders and undertaking due diligence against secured properties. She advises a number of other lenders and clearing banks on loans secured against a diverse range of commercial properties including residential investment properties and portfolios, petrol stations, retail shops, bars, hotels, pubs and restaurants, car dealerships, rural sites, care homes, medical/dental surgeries, industrial sites, student housing and new build developments and estates.
Recently, she has advised on the refinance of a large regional shopping centre, a zoo and a significant sporting ground. Sarah also advises borrowers and lenders in respect of intercreditor issues, security, intercompany loans, loan notes other aspects of debt finance.
Sarah joined the banking and finance team at Hugh James in 2016. She qualified as a Barrister & Solicitor in Australia in 2014 after training at McLeods Barristers & Solicitors, Perth, Western Australia.
Notable recent deals
- Advised a commercial lender in relation to a number of facilities (totalling £22 million) offered to a car dealership business, involving various group companies and complex intercreditor arrangements with multiple asset financiers
- Acted for the borrower in respect of the restructure of USD$130 million intercompany debt
- Advising a commercial lender on a £17.25 million loan to an overseas borrower secured by a large regional shopping centre
- Acted for a Metro Bank PLC in respect of loan facilities to Lancashire Cricket Club secured against the Old Trafford Stadium.