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Imogen is a Partner in the Corporate department at Ward Hadaway. She qualified in 2003 having trained at Ward Hadaway.

She advises on banking, funding and corporate matters and has provided advice to both lenders and borrowers in a range of areas including acquisition finance, development and project finance. Imogen also advises on corporate matters including acquisitions and disposals and private equity transactions.

Imogen is noted by clients and colleagues for her approachable manner and ability to explain technical issues in a clear and concise manner. In advising a range of clients from banks, venture capitalists, local authorities, corporate entities and individuals, Imogen understands the requirements of the parties to transactions and utilises this to work pragmatically with clients to achieve their desired outcomes.



Imogen has experience of working with both the private and public sector in a wide variety of sectors. Recent transactions Imogen has been involved with include:

  • Advising a bank on various transactions in the healthcare sector, including advising upon the provision of acquisition finance for the acquisition of pharmacy businesses and care homes and development capital for the development of care facilities. Most recently Imogen has lead the team advising upon a £25.3m acquisition and refinancing facility for a bank lending into the healthcare sector.
  • Advising upon numerous venture capital funded transactions acting regulating for the principal fund managers of the North East Finance For Business Fund including Rivers Capital Partners and FW Capital. Imogen has advised a number of companies raising finance from the funds and from funders nationally.
  • Advising banks upon transactions in the education sector in each of the further and higher education sectors and schools. Imogen has advised a bank in respect of funding with an aggregate value of £126m to a higher education establishment for its development and estate strategy and has advised a bank on revolving capital and term facilities to a further education college for refinancing and estate development.
  • Advising the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) on funding projects in the North East region and advising local authorities upon capital investment projects. Imogen has recently advised a local authority upon its £6m facility to a local charitable enterprise to allow it to develop a new site in the city.
  • Advising a company involved in anaerobic digestion in the raising of funding from business angels, specialist funds and debt providers in various rounds of fund raising.
  • Advising Inn Collection Topco Limited and its group in respect of the group’s refinancing, the raising of equity and acquisition finance and the acquisition of new business sites.
  • Advising upon the sale of leading agricultural and rural retail business Farmway to Mole Valley Farmers.
  • Advising a group in the telecoms sector in respect of the raising of debt and equity finance, the acquisition of companies, disposal of assets and other general corporate matters including the adoption of a growth share scheme and various shareholder transactions.

What people say

  • Imogen Holland is a highly experienced, pragmatic partner who leads negotiations exceptionally well. She is always prepared to go the extra mile for clients, often working to tight deadlines.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Down to earth team that is very well connected with excellent knowledge of lending requirements of banking and finance houses locally which makes for a swifter negotiation on terms.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • ‘Imogen Holland is a highly skilled banking lawyer with a broad knowledge of the market and a pragmatic approach. She provides excellent advice to progress matters to a conclusion efficiently often working to tight deadlines.’

    Legal 500
  • Imogen Holland and her colleagues Richard Butts and Clare French are permanently available to our queries. Often working into the twilight hours to ensure that we as their client are satisfied and on track. Their approach is aligned with ours and the relationships that have formed over the years ensure that an in-depth understanding of our requirements are considered at every juncture.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team is excellent technically, very approachable and comes up with commercial solutions. They take a pragmatic approach in order to get a deal done. In particular, Imogen Holland and Richard Butts are exceptional examples of this.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • We mainly work with Imogen Holland. It is the personal touch that makes a difference. Being able to talk things through and be comfortable and confident to ask questions and know you are being advised appropriately.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • She is very pragmatic and able to work through complex transactions in a timely and efficient manner.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Attracts praise for her ‘superb leadership in complex transactions'.

    Legal 500
  • Very calm, yet tenacious. She is extremely dedicated to her role.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners