Overview

Richard is a partner in the firm's banking and finance team.

In terms of Real Estate Finance, Richard regularly acts for the majority of UK clearing banks (particularly HSBC) and a number of alternative lenders (such as Abrdn, DRC Capital, ICG, Kinetic Capital, Pluto and Puma). Asset classes include housing, general development, investment and PBSA.

For Corporate Banking, Richard tends to advise borrowers (including National Express Group Plc).

Richard heads the firm’s Financial Services Sector Group.

Experience
  • Advising National Express Group Plc in relation to the UK’s first Sonia debt facility.
  • Advising a private bank on various capital raisings including subordinated debt and quasi crowdfunding structures.
  • Advising Puma Property Finance on a £23 million development facility for a 393 bed PBSA scheme in Belfast.
  • Advising HSBC in providing the debt funding for a 1000 unit residential development in East London.
  • Advising Pluto Property Finance on a £41 million bridging facility for a 500 unit residential scheme.
  • Advising DRC Capital in relation to a property investment facility to fund a mixed office and industrial site in the east of England.
  • Advising specialist PBSA lender, Kinetic Capital on its inaugural transaction- being a £39m development facility for a 522 bed scheme in Nottingham.
  • Advising HSBC on providing significant debt funding to a joint venture between Kier Developments and various housing associations for residential developments across the UK.
  • Ongoing treasury advice to National Express Group Plc in relation to its debt facilities- including its £400m RCF.

What others say...

He is very strong and standout.
Chambers UK 2021