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Field Seymour Parkes

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Thames ValleyUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Compact team focusing on banking and finance transactions, refinancing and expansion for corporate clients. Experienced in acting for a number of prominent clearing banks on a full range of transaction types, with notable expertise in real estate. Expertise in bridge funding, acquisition and investment facilities for developers. Able to advise on multi-jurisdictional cross-guarantee security.

Strengths

Clients say the firm is "staffed and led by highly competent lawyers and with a commercial nous and networking ability that marks them out from other firms."

Another states: "I believe Field Seymour Parkes's main strength is good customer service along with good knowledge and experience."

Work highlights

Represented The Business Growth Fund in its £11 million investment into the technology consulting company AnDigital.

Notable practitioners

Alex Illingworth supports both borrowers and lenders with asset-based lending matters as well as property finance.
"Alex Illingworth is proactive, an excellent communicator and keen to add value."

John Barker notably advises major banks and borrowers on refinancing transactions and real estate finance deals.
"John Barker is consistently excellent. An astute banking lawyer who responds swiftly."

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Overview

Industry sector expertise and key clients

We have particular experience of advising on banking and finance issues in the following sectors:

  • Real Estate Finance, whether investment, acquisition or development, particularly for corporate banks. 
  • Acquisition Finance in connection with management buy outs and investor led corporate purchases.
  • Motor Manufacturer finance (for both new and used vehicles).
  • Bridge finance for developers and other borrowers.
  • General banking and finance facilities provided for working capital and expansion.

Key types of work and Areas of recent growth

Our commercial property lending practice continues to grow and we have recently completed (acting for the borrower) a significant solar farm financing, with the promise of similar instructions to follow.

Banking & Finance

Field Seymour Parkes

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Location

1 London Street,

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 4PN

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Thames Valley

Banking & Finance


Alex Illingworth
Star Associates
John Barker
Band 3