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Welcome to Banking & debt funding

Funding is the lifeblood of business. Dealing with such a crucial part of the commercial world requires true expertise and a willingness to go the extra mile for the right result.

In many cases, time is of the essence when it comes to banking and finance matters, so you need someone who can give you the right advice at the right time, on anything from an early stage investment to a multi-million pound refinancing exercise.

Our dedicated banking team attracts praise from clients and industry specialists alike for their can-do approach, in-depth expertise and breadth of experience.

We deal with a wide variety of banking and finance matters for both institutional and private lenders, as well as all sizes and types of borrowers, whether PLCs, SMEs, public sector bodies, Trusts, charities or individuals.

Our clients include major high street banks, building societies lending money, borrowers raising working capital or on the acquisition trail, property developers, venture capital funds and investors.

The understanding that comes from years of experience in the sector gives our team the confidence to deliver straightforward, commercially-focused advice, even in the most difficult situations.

No wonder clients say we “perform exceptionally well at short notice”.

Our services include:

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

To discuss how to ensure your affairs will always be in safe hands, please get in touch.

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Independent verdict

  • "They are a well-established and hugely experienced banking and finance team who are really at the top of their game."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Responsive, proactive and able to identify, highlight and mitigate risks."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "The ‘strong and proactive’ team stands out for its ‘excellent response times’ and ‘tenacious approach to solving challenging issues’, while ‘maintaining high standards at all times’."

    Legal 500
  • "Responsive and knowledgable."

    Legal 500
  • "It's a partner-led, pragmatic team that provides commercial advice. If you need something quickly they will do their best to do that - you feel like you have a 24/7 service. They will go the extra mile to get the deal over the line."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Clients rate the ‘genuinely brilliant’ team for its ‘professionalism, responsiveness and focus’."

    Legal 500
  • "Excellent track record representing institutional lenders and corporate borrowers in acquisition finance and growth funding. Expertise across a number of sectors including education, healthcare and renewable energy."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "We get a great service from them and we feel like valued clients. If we have an urgent request they will endeavour to process it quickly. We are very pleased with the service we receive."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Active full-service team with an impressive client roster... covers the full spectrum of banking and finance law."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Very attractive in terms of strength and depth.”

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "There is great experience within Ward Hadaway across the varying divisions, with a good deal of long-standing staff. This means that they have stability when advising us and our clients."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Their success is down to a combination of factors - good strong relationships with the banks and continuity of presence."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Impressive and straightforward advice and a refreshing commercial business-oriented approach."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Acts extensively for institutional lenders and fund managers in relation to debt and equity investments, and is also adept at handling project finance and public sector funding matters."

    Chambers & Partners

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