Banking & Finance - South West
Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Cheltenham
What the team is known for Respected handling of complex national and international financing matters. Noted expertise in real estate, acquisition, project and asset finance, as well as recognised sector specialisms in healthcare, charities and social housing.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "I have been very impressed with their level of service, and their willingness to understand our business."
Partner involvement: "I am very happy with them. They are very responsive and it feels like I have a direct line to the partners. It feels like we are a valued client."
What's new? Rickerbys and Harrison Clark merged in April 2013 to become Harrison Clark Rickerbys, consolidating two strong banking and finance practices.
Adam Finch, a financial regulation specialist, joins the team from Bevan Brittan.
Work highlights Acted for Bank of Ireland regarding the sale of a portfolio of commercial and residential properties in Liverpool.
Advised Norwegian company Green Resources on facilities provided by Norfund and Finnfund, for the purposes of financing timber plantations in various African countries including Tanzania.
Tim Walker has a strong general banking and asset finance practice, with notable expertise in shipping and aircraft finance. Sources report: "He is very level-headed, very detail-oriented. I very much trust and rely on the advice he gives. He is proactive and gives suggestions as how best to structure a deal."
Chris Agius is recognised for his strong banking and finance practice. He advises both lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of matters, from real estate finance and refinancing to social housing and healthcare funding.
Significant clients Clydesdale Bank, Lloyds TSB, HSBC, VoIP Capital International.