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Funding lawyers

Specialists in the public and third sector

The public and third sectors deliver projects that support thriving communities. From new schools and leisure centres, to hospitals, attractions, parks and cultural venues, the development of capital projects and innovative initiatives creates new and dynamic developments.

Such projects need funding and our team of public sector specialists can provide impartial advice on a range of finance options.

You’ll benefit from our breadth and depth of experience advising public sector borrowers on loans, including development finance, refinancing and arrangements designed to secure or provide affordable funding for important initiatives.

Acting for funders to the public sector gives us a unique 360 degree view of the financial landscape. This perspective allows us to maximise opportunities across the board. The funding team is supported by charity experts who ensure compliance with charity law on fundraising.

A can-do approach, combined with in-depth expertise and a breadth of experience, we’ll help you increase your financial firepower and get the job done.

Our services

Insufficient public funds support

Regularly assist clients with capital funding for new developments and initiatives where there are insufficient reserves, public funding and grants available. Our support includes:

  • Reviewing all possible options including from specialist investors, Local Authorities, pension funds, private sector and traditional financial institutions
  • Undertaking an option appraisal together with sourcing individual letters of support to enable clients to go through business case approval processes from Strategic Outline case to full Business Case
  • Working with financial advisors, a number of investors and private sector developers to facilitate public projects
Banking and debt funding

Dedicated banking experts who advise a wide range of borrowers including Local Authorities, public sector bodies and charities

Deliver straightforward commercially-focused advice, even in the most difficult situations

Can advise on:

  • Asset finance including sales and leasebacks
  • Deeds of Priority
  • Documentary Credits
  • Guarantee and Bonding arrangements
  • Inter-creditor arrangements
  • Interest rate hedging agreements
  • Leveraged finance
  • Loan and security documentation
  • Project finance
  • Syndicated lending
Real Estate and Development finance

Deliver proactive, cost-effective advice on real estate finance transactions whether involving refinancing, acquisition or development funding. Can also advise on restructuring and recovery solutions

We can advise on:

  • Basic secured lending transactions
  • Development agreements, building licences and other development arrangements
  • Funding structures
  • Joint ventures, limited liability partnerships and other investment instructions and tax issues
  • Lenders and developers on construction packages
  • Loan and security documentation
  • Refinancing of existing facilities
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Reviewing and reporting on title
Other areas of advice
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Grant applications
  • Pension funding

Contact a specialist

Melanie Pears

Partner | Head of Public Sector

+44 (0) 330 137 3451

+44 (0)789 987 8424

Email Melanie Pears

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Imogen Holland

Partner | Banking and Finance

+44 (0) 330 137 3611

+44 (0)770 277 7352

Email Imogen Holland

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