Hugh James’s specialist banking and finance team has many years of experience acting for regional, national and international lenders and borrowers on all of their funding requirements. Whether it is a commercial property transaction requiring bank funding or a large scale corporate refinancing, our banking and finance team sits in the heart of our commercial work.
Our multi-disciplinary team delivers bespoke and flexible solutions advising on a whole range of financing transactions, from basic secured lending to drafting and negotiating complex syndicated loan facilities including refinancing existing facilities, revolving credit facilities and intercreditor issues.
Many of our lawyers have worked for major international law firms in the City and elsewhere in the UK and have a very broad range of experience.
We have an insight and appreciation of the needs and pressures of clients in the finance sector through our extensive experience. We take pride in the quality and speed of delivery of our advice, our innovative thinking and, most importantly, our commercial awareness.
We work with a diverse client base and have experience across a broad range of sectors including:
Our specialist team advise on:
“…they are absolutely top-notch.”
Chambers UK 2018
Hugh James provides an ‘excellent service’ to lenders and borrowers in the private and public sectors
Legal 500 2017
‘Commercially minded’ team head Dominic Marshall has ‘very strong sector knowledge’.
Legal 500 2017
“Hugh James is who we go to for common-sense commercial solutions.”
“The team is led by a charismatic leader striving to deliver a very high-quality service, underpinned by strong values and a clear vision.”
Dominic Marshall heads the banking and finance practice and receives praise from clients for his “calm, friendly and efficient manner,” with one source noting that “he has been fantastic at explaining things very clearly.” He frequently advises on matters relating to corporate banking, real estate finance and development finance.
Chambers UK 2017
“Great relationships, based on trust and confidence, are essential to our business. Add to that the three ingredients we always look for in people – exceptional capability, attitude and integrity – and you’ll know why we choose to work with Hugh James.”
Roger Lewis, Group CEO, Welsh Rugby Union
“The Royal Bank of Scotland prides itself on forming partnerships with high profile professionals in the business community. The service delivered by Hugh James is excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending Hugh James to a client or any other business.”
Chris Price, Director (Wales), Royal Bank of Scotland
This team assists a range of lenders and borrowers with commercial lending, refinancing and restructuring, and is a leading provider of advice to banks regarding volume lending. They also have notable expertise in advising housing associations and government entities.