Blake Lapthorn has a strong
Banking team led by partners Kath
Shimmin and Claire
Wheatley. They are assisted by solicitors Zaira Morana,
Costine and Annabel Levick.
The team is supported by many other partners and solicitors based
in the firm's Corporate and Property teams.
We advise on a range of
regional, national and international transactions. We have links
with a wide range of overseas law firms with whom we regularly
work with to provide a co-ordinated and seamless service.
Our clients include both
borrowers and lenders. Lending clients include most of the UK
clearing banks, financial institutions and commercial lenders. Our
borrower clients value our knowledge and understanding of the
issues facing them and their lenders. We use our knowledge and
understanding to advise them pragmatically and work through the
For all our clients we
undertake transaction structuring, due diligence, documentation,
security and all related activities. We work closely with our
Corporate and Commercial teams to support corporate clients on
restructurings and debt funded transactions, ensuring that the
financial aspects are co-ordinated efficiently.
We provide a proactive
service based on a sound understanding of your commercial
objectives and the market in which you operate. We manage
transactions for you, minimising the time you have to spend talking
to lawyers, so you can focus on running your business and managing
your relationships. Our priority is ensuring you achieve the right
result on time, every time. We are solutions focused and provide a
smooth process to a successful completion.
Please click on the left
hand links below for more on our experience in the following
Our team advises on a wide range of banking transactions and has
an excellent track record. Please visit 'our deals
experience' page to see a selection of our deals. We
take client confidentiality very seriously, so you will not find
clients named in these pages, but we are delighted to provide
references on request.